balloon flower definition

  • noun:
    • An east Asian perennial herb (Platycodon grandiflorus) having large, star-shaped, usually violet-blue blossoms and grown up as an ornamental.
    • A perennial natural herb, Platycodon grandiflorus, from Asia, having decorative blue star-shaped blossoms.
    • fragrant puffed-up white to reddish-pink flowers in long slim clusters on erect stems; Arizona to brand new Mexico and Utah

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