Data about <i>Cardiospermum halicacabum</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Cardiospermum halicacabum</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail Puerto Rico USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail U. S. Virgin Islands USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Introduced range includes
Additional detail Hawaii, USA USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Lower 48 United States of America USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Cardiospermum halicacabum</i>
  • Plant growth habit
    The general growth form of a plant - its size and branching - also its woodiness. Some plants have different growth habits depending on environment or location, so a plant can have more than one value.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PlantHabit
Plant growth habit
Additional detail forb/herb
  • Forb/herb
    Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or below the ground surface. In the PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov/), graminoids are excluded but ferns, horsetails, lycopods, and whisk-ferns are included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/forbHerb
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail vine
  • Vine
    Twining/climbing plant with relatively long stems, can be woody or herbaceous.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vine
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Ecology

Data about <i>Cardiospermum halicacabum</i>
Habitat
Additional detail cultivated habitat
  • Cultivated habitat
    A geographical feature modified by humans by the preparation of the land, usually for the purposes of growing crops.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000113
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail grassland
  • Grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail grassland biome
  • Grassland biome
    A grassland biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its entire spatial extent, an unbroken layer of grasses (Gramineae), sedges (Cyperaceae) or rushes (Juncaceae).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000177
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail heath
  • Heath
    An upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000107
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail moor
  • Moor
    A wetland found in upland areas, characterised by acidic soils.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000231
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail scrubland
  • Scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shrubland biome
  • Shrubland biome
    A shrubland biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its entire spatial extent, dense groups of shrubs.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000176
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail subtropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
  • Wetland Indicator Status (NWPL)
    Five indicator statuses, or ratings, are used in the United States National Wetland Plant List to designate a plant species’ preference for occurrence in a wetland or upland: Upland (UPL), Facultative Upland (FACU), Facultative (FAC), Facultative Wetland (FACW), and Obligate Wetland (OBL). The statuses represent the estimated probability of a species occurring in wetlands versus nonwetlands in a region.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/WetlandIndicatorStatus
Wetland Indicator Status (NWPL)
Additional detail Facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Upland National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Upland National Wetland Plant List  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Cardiospermum halicacabum</i>
Life cycle habit
Additional detail annual
  • Annual
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span ends within one year after germination, e.g. a winter annual germinating in the autumn and flowering in the spring (esp. in Mediterranean climates), approximately synonymous to therophyte, c.f. biennial, ephemeral, perennial, c.f. also of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/annual
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail biennial
  • Biennial
    Of life span, a plant which lives for more than one but less than two years after germination, c.f. annual, ephemeral, perennial, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/biennial
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail perennial
  • Perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/perennial
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Cardiospermum halicacabum</i>
  • Invasive/noxious listings
    Indicates whether a taxon is listed on a global or regional list of invasive organisms or whether it has special legal status due to its negative impact on human welfare or ecosystems.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/InvasiveNoxiousStatus
Invasive/noxious listings
Additional detail Invasive exotic pest plants in Tennessee USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail US State noxious weed lists USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states
  • Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states
    Organism is listed in Haragan, P.D. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide. The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky. 278pp.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/weedsOfKentucky
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Weeds of the United States and Canada
  • Weeds of the United States and Canada
    Organism is listed in Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM. Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/southernWeedScienceSociety
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

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