9 responses to “Cardiospermum halicacabum”

  1. Beverley

    Cardiospermum halicacabum – Z9 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Cardiospermum halicacabum – 7 – 10 degrees C/45 – 50 degrees F – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  2. Sue

    Gosh, these photos were very interesting. By the name on the title I figured they would be like Bleeding Hearts (one of my favorite flowers), then find it is totally different. Thanks for the pictures and the information. It is interesting to learn about new plants, and this one was doubly ingeresting because I was so wrong, but not disappointed at all.

  3. Elaine Chrysler

    the site with the seed pictures is great. I saved it in my favorites because there are so many pictures that I know I will have to take more happy time looking at these pictures. the links is one of the best things in this daily letter. Lanie

  4. Margaret-Rae Davis

    This plant is very interesting as it has look of a common Perennial Flower , Called Baloon flower, which opens to a purple colour. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures today.
    Thank you,

  5. John Murtaugh

    El Charco is a wonderful garden with a dramatic setting,especially at sunset, overlooking a deap canyon and the historic town of San Miquel de Allende.
    My screen saver on my office computer is a picture of the shallow bird filled lake above the gardens that drains into the canyon, so I am constantly reminded of this great place.
    My wife and I will be visiting the gardens again next February with our bird watching friends from Gurnsey and hope I can locate some Frolitos to impress them with my recently acquired botanic knowledge.
    It is facinating to follow the links that are provided. It is difficult to think of the plant as ‘noxious” or something useful as an emetic or good for one’s lumbago. It appears that every plant has many uses.
    The photo of the day is a welcome change from the usual business e-mails and all that spam.

  6. elizabeth a airhart

    your little lanterns are of real interest
    the flower i know from up north are
    called chinese lanterns i just found
    them on line in an old flower and garden
    article and just as i remember them
    our golden rain trees are in bloom here
    in west central florida thank you for the
    links the tree looks just like your image
    its still hot and dry we do need rain

  7. Rodney Young

    C. halicacabum is listed as a noxious weed seed in the seed laws of sixteen U. S. states. The size and shape of its seeds are practically the same as soybean, making it difficult to clean from seed of this crop.

  8. claudia

    oi! Adorei as fotos e plantei uma desta e´pécie na minha casa assim gostaria de saber qual é a altura máxima que ela atinge. Obrigado!!
    aguardo resposta;.

  9. Lorena Cassady

    I’ve also seen these at the Yagul ruins in Oaxaca. Took a photo and it was identified by a plant ID group on Flickr. The common name is Lantern plant, right?

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