Balloon flower/ Kikyou

Balloon flower/キキョウ
Balloon flower/キキョウ

学名/ Botanical name : Platycodon grandiflorus

シノニム/ Synonym : Campanula grandiflora, Platycodon glaucum, Wahlenbergia grandiflora

英名/ English name : Balloon flower

別名/ Alternative English name: Japanese bellflower, common balloon flower

日本名/ Japanese name: キキョウ 桔梗

タイ語名/ Thai name: ดอกไม้บอลลูนทั่วไป Dxkmị̂ bxllūn thạ̀wpị

イタリア語名/Italian name: Campanula giapponese

原産地/ Original : East Asia (China, Korea, Japan and East Siberia)

つぼみが緑色から紫色に変わり開花しますが、そのつぼみが風船のようにも見えるので、英語ではballoon flowerと呼ばれ、また咲いた花はベルのようなのでbellflowerとも呼ばれます秋の七草の一つでもあります。

The plants has blue flowers in late summer, with five petals are fused together into a bell shape. Though blue flowers are common, but there are varieties with white, pink, and purple blooms. The flower bud is like a balloon before fully opening.



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Lespedeza bicolor/Bush clover/ハギ・ヤマハギ
Miscanthus sinensis/Chinese silver grass/ススキ 
Pueraria lobata/Kudzu/クズ 
Dianthus superbus/fringed pink/ナデシコ
Patrinia scabiosifolia/Patrinia/オミナエシ
Eupatorium japonicum/Thoroughwort/フジバカマ 
Platycodon grandiflorus/Balloon flower/キキョウ



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