This invasive plant was introduced in the 18 hundreds . They were brought over as an ornamental flower as they were cheap and easy to propagate . It’s becoming a serious threat as it attracts our bees and stops them pollinating our native crops and flowers .
They are also ruining our streams and rivers as they loosen up the banks as they rot down , making them corrode away .
I urge you all to please if you see them whilst out and about on your walks , to pull them up .
Try and do it early summer before they set seed as they are spreading quickly