Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflora) Non-Native

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflora)

Parts used: flowers

Medicinal uses: Known in Chinese medicine as Jie-Geng, these mid-to-late summer, vibrant, star-shaped, blue-violet blooms have traditionally been used to treat sore throats, coughs, bronchitis, chest pain, and tonsillitis.

Cautions: None stated

Balloon flower Platycodon grandiflora

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