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Balloonplant, Balloon cotton-bush, Bishop's balls, Nailhead, or Swan plant

Gomphocarpus physocarpus, Asclepias physocarpa (E.Mey.) Schltr.

Description:

"The plant is native to southeast Africa, but it has been widely naturalized. It is often used as an ornamental plant. The name "balloonplant" is an allusion to the swelling bladder-like follicles which are full of seeds."



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1 Comment

Hema
Hema 2 years ago

those balloons are quite amazing!

Kerala, India

Lat: 10.18, Long: 77.14

Spotted on Oct 13, 2016
Submitted on Oct 13, 2016

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