Indian balsam

Indian balsam

[′in·dē·ən ′bȯl·səm]
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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And over yonder (a countryside-ish word if ever there was one), a particularly fine clump of Indian Balsam.
It was gloriously warm even at 10.30am and the stream banks were riot of colour - the frothy ivory lace of cow parsley; deep blush pink of campions and great willow herb - (also called by the old-fashioned name of codlins and cream - codlin was an apple) and Indian balsam; snow white splashes of bindweed and the sunshine yellow of ragwort.
Also known as Indian balsam or policeman's helmet, over recent years it has spread rapidly.

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