balloonflower

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balloonflower

plant that is the only species of its genus, an East Asian perennial of the bellflower family (Campanulaceae). The balloonflower has balloonlike buds that become flaring, five-lobed, bell-shaped flowers with a thick, rubbery texture

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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