Asclepias physocarpa

Gomphocarpus physocarpus

  • Asclepias physocarpa
  • Asclepias physocarpa
  • Asclepias physocarpa
  • Asclepias physocarpa
  • Asclepias physocarpa
  • Asclepias physocarpa
  • Asclepias physocarpa
  • Asclepias physocarpa
  • Flower name
    Asclepias physocarpa
  • Scientific name
    Gomphocarpus physocarpus
  • Aliasフウセンダマノキ, 風船唐綿, 風船玉の木, hairy balls, balloonplant, balloon cotton-bush
  • Place of originSouth Africa
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September
  • Language of flowersHappy life

What is Asclepias physocarpa

Gomphocarpus physocarpus, commonly called balloonplant, balloon cotton-bush, (scientific name: Gomphocarpus physocarpus) is native to South Africa and is a perennial of the family Apocynaceae. The green leaves are elongated and stick against the stem. Similar to Fuchsia in summer A white star-shaped floret blooms downward. In the fall, the fruit bulges like a balloon with bristles on the surface. When the fruit pops, a seed with white fluff comes out. The shape of the fruit is interesting, so it is used for cut flowers and ikebana(flower arrangement). In addition, for plants that swell like balloons, there are Candiospermum halicacabum or Balloon vine (scientific name: Candiospermum halicacabum) .

Generic name: Aclepias physocarpa , Scientific name:Gomphocarpus physocarpus, Another name: hairy balls, balloonplant, balloon cotton-bush, ,Origin: South Africa, Living type: perennial (year grass) , Tree height: 1-2 m, Leaf length: 10 cm, Flower color: white, Flowering: Aug to Sept., Flower diameter: cm, Fruiting period: Sept. to Oct, Fruit color: green, Features: balloon shaped fruit and flower arrangement used in popularity.


  • Order
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Apocynaceae
  • Genus
    Gomphocarpus
  • Species
    G. physocarpus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    High cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial grass
  • Flower colors White Green
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 1.5 cm

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