Species: 

Cardiospermum halicacabum

Common Name: 

balloon vine

Systems Affected (standardized): 

disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland, rangeland, riparian/aquatic

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

NE, NW, SE, SW

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Impacts: 

Ecosystem change/ habitat alteration
Loss of medicinal resources
Modification of fire regime
Modification of successional patterns
Monoculture formation
Negatively impacts agriculture
Negatively impacts forestry
Reduced amenity values
Reduced native biodiversity
Threat to/ loss of native species

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

The risk of introduction of C. halicacabum is high. This species has been extensively moved around the world for its medicinal and ornamental uses. C. halicacabum produces inflated balloon shaped fruits which are the main ornamental attraction of this species.

Info Blurb: 

Can form monocultures, altering habitats, modifying natural fire regimes, and reducing biodiversity. Introduced for its medicinal and ornamental uses.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

WFHC

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

KS, TX, LA, AR, MO

Has Legal Status in BS?

AR NW, TX NP