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Baloon vine

Baloon vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum (Ballon-Wein))

25 July 2012

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how intresting, lovely plant

3 Aug, 2012


Very different never heard of this, before I clicked on the full size image thought it was a picture of some green tomatoes :-)

3 Aug, 2012


I think it's rather jolly :p

But! According to Wikipedia, "in New Zealand, it is listed on the National Pest Plant Accord which identifies pest plants that are prohibited from sale, and commercial propagation and distribution". OMG!!

3 Aug, 2012


Lol....Does it grow big Tommy?...

3 Aug, 2012


The plant will grow up to 2-3 metres. Balooms (seed pods) won't get any bigger and the colour will turn into light brown later on.

3 Aug, 2012


Reminded me of a plant I grew a few years ago just for a laugh, gomphocarpus hairy balls, never seen anything like it,lol, starts off as a quite small white flower then inflates into seed pods just like this but hairy,lol.

3 Aug, 2012


I know the plant you're talking about Simbad! I saw them sold in a bouquet in the past. Quirky but (kind of) nice lol
Ah, there's one more look-alike! Seed pods of mine are a little bit similar to the ones of Chinese lantern plant, although the colour of the latter change from green to orange.

5 Aug, 2012

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This photo is of "Balloon vine (fusen kazura)" in Tommymoo's garden

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