Flower Identification

I came across these flowers growing wild in a remote part of Lady Dicksons park on Saturday while visiting the Rose Festival. The spot in question was definitely not cultivated and was full of nettles etc. There were a number of colours of these flowers which stood about 5 ft tall but these were the prettiest. Can anyone identify them. They look like some kind of Orchid to me but what do I know.

Orchids

Orchids 1

Orchids 2

I think they are beautiful but too big for my garden and it looks like they are very invasive.

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One Response to Flower Identification

  1. bonsai eejit says:

    Michael, Looks like the Japanese Balsam that’s choking the Lagan these days. See the end of this old post of mine for more info http://bonsaieejit.com/2011/08/25/lagan-tow-path/

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