Orange Balsam

Orange balsam is an introduced ornamental that has escaped from cultivation and is commonly found along river banks and in marshy areas. The full invasive potential of this species is not yet clear, but it is successfully colonising stretches of the Chess in the south of Chesham.

Quite similar in appearance to Himalayan balsam, the plant produces orange flowers between July and September.
 
Chesham Town Council is working with the Chilterns Conservation Board to map this weed. If you have seen this plant growing in Chesham, please contact Kathryn Graves on policy@chesham.gov.uk.