Over 40,000 native trees have been planted and weed removal of such invasive and environmentally disruptive species as Cat's Claw Creeper (Macfadyena unguis-catii), Castor-Oil Plant (Ricinus communis), and Balloon Vine
(Cardiospermum grandiflorum) is well under way.
In the US, this insect occurs throughout the range of its native hosts, including the perennial balloon vine
Cardiospermum corindum in southern Florida, and the soapberry tree Sapindus saponaria (v.
Also called balloon vine
, it's grown for its unusual seed pods that cover the vines and look like inch-wide green paper lanterns.
The properties of blackcurrant seed oil and balloon vine
extract in combination with sunflower oil concentrate effectively reduce intlammatoty processes and replenish the damaged skin barrier.
IF YOU use its Latin name, Cardiospermum halicacabum, it sounds rather unpleasant, but the balloon vine
- or love-in-a-puff, as it is more commonly known - is an extraordinary flower.