Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Invasive, Minor problem species
Origin: Tropical America
Growth Form: Climber
Plant Description: sparsely hairy trailing vine with serrate trilobed leaves. The flowers, that are produced all year round, are borne in clusters from the leaf axils and have delicate white petals. Each group of flowers is at the end of a long stalk that also bears two tendrils. The fruits are small and inflated.
Key Features: smaller, less hairy and less robust than C. grandiflorum
Control: destroy the root and the rest of the plant will whither and die
More information:
NRCS Plants Database

Photo - leaves/fruit

Carl Hunter @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth, TX.

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