Balloon Vine

Balloon vine
Balloon vine

I found this plant (Cardiospermum  halicacabum) in the grass fields near a lake. Balloon vine is a herbaceous climbing plant. When you touched the fruit, its filled with air, just like a balloon.  The fruit started as green then turned red. When I started taking its pictures, Christine  commented that it’s a food to snakes. Then I asked why? She said ” I don’t know, it’s knowledge that  was just passed along to me.

Balloon Vine

This plant was also known for its medicinal uses.

Location: Samal Island/ Species: Cardiospermum halicacabum

 

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