30.10.10

Love In A Puff


Have you seen the Seeds of Love?


They can be found inside puffy seedpods like this one.


This plant is called Love in a Puff, Heartseed, Heart Pea or scientifically, Cardiospermum Halicacabum.


It's climbing stems carry little white flowers.
Love in a Puff  is an invasive weed.


Nevertheless, I still grow them for the little white hearts they produce.
It is restrained in a pot to prevent from outrageous growth.

Have you seen any other seed that comes with a heart?

30 comments:

  1. We have Love in a Puff too, but I do not think it is the same plant. We have one called Love in a Mist too. I thought the banner was going on the site you left the link. I am surprised to see it here. It is so big and very noticeable. If you want anything changed, let me know.

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  2. I have never heard of this plant. I love the seeds! Good that you keep it in check if it is invasive. If only love could be that way in the world we live in. May LOVE become invasive and spread like a weed around the globe! ;>)

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  3. I have never seen these seeds - how lovely! I would plant them too, for the novelty, but like you in a pot to control it.

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  4. How unusual. Why is it that some of the most unique and interesting plants are weeds!

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  5. Marvelous shots.

    They have white hearts instead.

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  6. Very cute seeds, and I love the name of the plant too.

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  7. Donna, I had feedback that it was unsuitable so I used it here instead.

    Carol, That's a good one. May LOVE be invasive and spread like a weed!

    Deb, Glad you like the seeds too.

    Ann, The seeds are really unusual. White heart on black seeds. With our ever changing climate, who knows someday, this may not be considered a weed.

    Rainfield, Thanks. White represents pure?

    Fer, These cute seeds have gone unnoticed as they are hidden in seed pods.

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  8. I've never seen seeds like that! So lovely, so unique!

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  9. The little white hearts on the seeds look so unique. I have never heard of this plant. Love the cute name too. I can think of a creative idea with the seeds instantly! Make Valentine's Day cards with it!

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  10. aloha,

    beautiful, i do love the seeds too :) your photo captures are like art.

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  11. interesting! I have not seen these but they're so pretty! Your photos are absolutely stunning.

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  12. What wonderful seeds! Those seedpods are like people: many are judged to be plain on the outside when the true beauty is within! :0)

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  13. Nice insight TS.

    One, your posts are always so beautiful and thoughtful! Had never seen this seed before - thanks for sharing.

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  14. Interesting. Can be decoration for something frames or cards.

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  15. Kanak7, Actually, if someone didn't introduce the seeds to me several months ago, I wouldn't have notice those little white hearts.

    J.C. That's very creative of you. How many would you need to make a card? I can save them for you. :)

    Noel, Thank you for your kind comments.

    Wendy, Thanks.They are pretty but unfortunately, they cannot be eaten. :)

    T.S., So true. I have a feeling you see beauty in many things which most of us easily miss.

    Cat, Thanks. Although it is an ordinary plant, it does look like many have not noticed the seeds.

    Diana, Hmmm...another great idea!

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  16. One, this is a wonderful post with great pictures. Hearts on seeds. I wonder if those are available locally.

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  17. Such cute seeds! Love the white hearts on the black seed.

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  18. Hi One, i've just been back today. I am familiar with that puffy things and they are sometimes used in flower arrangements here but i haven't seen the plant, much more the flowers and seeds. Now that you told us the ID i will researched on it and look for some plants. I love those seeds, but most especially your first photo. I love its DOF.

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  19. Bom, I would think a weed should be available in most places. But if want some seeds, I can send them to you.

    Aaron, Yeah, it has good contrast.

    Andrea, I wonder how they use the puffs in a flower arrangement since the stem is fine and soft. Maybe a wire is entwined around the stem. Do let me know if you want any seeds. They grow very fast.

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  20. I guess I 'd have to see the rest of the plant in order to know whether I've seen it before or not. It's interesting to know what this plant is called. I'm sure that other cultures/languages would call it in a different name. Thank goodness we have the scientific name that we can all come back to.

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  21. New to me and very lovely!

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  22. I've never seen little seeds like this before - at first I thought someone had painted a ying ylang motice on little black balls!

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  23. I have never seen these seeds before- so neat!

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  24. So cute seeds! I never seen them before!

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  25. I have seen this plant but didn't know about the special seeds. They have heart shape but they also look like ying-yang symbol. How unique! Are the seeds hard and last a long long time?

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  26. Me again here,hehe, i already saw you came back to mine! Because i can't access my files in my PC i am doing blogging ang FB, our circuit breaker was broken and no assistant circuit breaker was installed! Kidding aside, yes love is in our heads, serendipity, or isn't that a good show of oneness (..zz)? Next time we should be alerted, so we can link, AB and i do that sometimes. BTW, i saw these puffs as mere puffs included in flower arrangements and landscapes, excluding the stems. I haven't seen the stems in natural setting yet, only in your photos. When you said it's invasive, i dont like it anymore. Besides, i think it has a distinct smell. Thanks for offering seeds.

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  27. I remember playing with them during my childhood days, but strangely I can never find them now compared to before.
    Didn't notice their beautiful looking black seeds before. They look exotic.

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  28. Hi Onenzz, thanks for visiting. I love love your love in a puff, where r they from? I have seen a similar one like ying yang and oval from Wilson gardening I think. Also my niece brought back an oval one completely white and very hard and the vine grew very fast and produced long pods.

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  29. Have to keep a look-out for these weeds and see for myself the seeds of Love spread by Mother Nature. Cute little white hearts!

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