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NATURE & GASTRONOMY

  

 

 

  Balloonplant

 

Thailand

A Balloonplant in a roadside garden in the town of Doi Mae Salong, in Chiang Rai province. Though originally from Africa, it has been widely naturalized and is often found as an ornamental plant, both in gardens and in floral bouquets, liked for its green hollow inflated balls with prickly hairs that stick out from the foliage that consists of lanceolate leaves on otherwise bare stalks.