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Balloon plant or Love in a puff

Cardiospermum halicacabumBalloo

Description:

When I said that were the size of an apple I was thinking of small apples that gives the apple tree in my garden and not the size of apples that are available in the supermarket.

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9 Comments

Susi T-B
Susi T-B 9 years ago

The distinctive seeds are a very good way to identify this plant -- did you see the seeds or can you find the plant again? Easy to grow in your own garden from seed.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Susi for the ID. When I said that were the size of an apple I was thinking of small apples that gives the apple tree in my garden and not the size of apples that are available in the supermarket.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Sorry Luis, I'm using your spotting to communicate with my sister-in-law about project noah :D

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Ok thank you Ava, but I´m not shure what you mean.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Susi T-B -- They've fixed the bug that was annoying you. It's easy now to go back and forth between unidentified organisms and the ones you can identify. Give it a try!

Susi T-B
Susi T-B 9 years ago

If this is Cardiospermum halicacabum it has small white flowers, followed by these wonderful inflated seedpods. A scrambling vine to about 10 feet tall. It is an annual, but can re-seed. Very pretty. The ones I've grown had seedpods about 1-1/2" wide, much smaller than an apple.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

It does look interesting...

Susi T-B
Susi T-B 9 years ago

I was thinking this could be Cardiospermum halicacabum (Love-in-a-Puff, Balloon Vine), but these seed pods sound larger. The seeds of C. h. are black and round with a white heart on each one. Look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiosperm...

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

Interesting

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 19, 2010
Submitted on Feb 18, 2012

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