balloon flower

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balloon flower

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A perennial plant (Platycodon grandiflorus) native to East Asia, having large balloon-shaped buds and usually blue star-shaped flowers, and cultivated as an ornamental.
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Noun1.balloon flower - fragrant puffed-up white to reddish-pink flowers in long narrow clusters on erect stemsballoon flower - fragrant puffed-up white to reddish-pink flowers in long narrow clusters on erect stems; Arizona to New Mexico and Utah
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Penstemon, Penstemon - large genus of subshrubs or herbs having showy blue or purple or red or yellow or white flowers; mostly western North America
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