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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Policeman's Helmet

policeman's helmetImpatiens glandulifera (policeman’s helmet)

  • ODA “B” rank species (ODA ranking page)
  • Portland 'Required Eradication' species

Policeman’s helmet is native to India and the Himalayas, and is now common along the north Oregon coast. There are many types and hybrids of impatiens. Few create as much havoc as policeman’s helmet.