June 20

Balloon Flowers

Another science phenomenon: 

The balloon flower is aptly named. Balloon-like buds open to a star-shaped flower. Mine are purple, but they can also be pink or white. This perennial grows in clumps and has multiplied readily in my garden. They are native to Asia.

If you squeeze the sides of the bud, they will make a popping sound and burst open, just like a balloon! How fun!

Posted June 20, 2022 by pbright2 in category Science

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