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balloon plant
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
balloon plant Dogbane Family
Gomphocarpus physocarpus Apocynaceae
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common names
  balloon plant
  hairy balls
  balloon cotton bush
accepted scientific name
  Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.
rules for finding collection records
  Gomphocarpus physocarpus (31)
  Asclepias physocarpa (67)
family name
  Apocynaceae
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.6 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Introduced. Native to Africa.

How Likely at this Location (28%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
where plant found
mag select
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