Love In A Puff / Balloon Plant (Cardiospermum halicacabum) 風船葛/倒地鈴
This vine is famous for its seeds. Small black bead like seeds with white heart shape mark! Cute! The plant is tropical tender perennial (often are treated as an annual) could be invasive in warm climate. Very easy to grow from seeds. Best growing in full sun location. Tiny white flowers from early/mid summer to fall. The puffy hollowed “fruit" is ripe in late summer/fall. USDA Zones:8-11. Mature size:10′-12′(H)/(L) X 3′-6′(W). Propagate by seeds. Medicinal.
此藤以種子聞名. 黑色小圓株狀的種子表面有著白色心形的記號! 很可愛! 它是熱帶多年生藤類多當作是一年生植物. 在氣候溫暖地區是強勢植物. 非常容易落籽繁殖. 以全日照處為最容易栽種. 很小的白花於夏天開放,秋天結小氣球般的小果. 喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高10-12呎高/長,3-6呎寬幅. 通常以種子來繁殖. 有藥用價值.
Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiospermum_halicacabum https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%80%92%E5%9C%B0%E9%88%B4 http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/648/
I had to read the title twice to make sure I read the common name right. Someone was in a playful mood when they named this plant! 🙂
I think the heart shape on each seed is “Love". 🙂