In Japan the balloon flower is called Kikyo, meaning “Pentagram.” The pentagram is a “balloon flower seal” with mystical significance, an important symbol in Taoism because each of the five bellflower petals represents the “five elements” of the Tao, namely wood, fire, earth, metal, & water.
Info source found here. Photo by myself.
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