Balsam Gourd, Lindheimer’s Globeberry
Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico
- Central Texas
- Part Sun/Shade
- Very Low
- Attracts Pollinators
About This Plant
Partial shade. A native vine with deeply lobed leaves. The flowers are small and yellow, but their big red fruits are very eye-catching. The fruits aren’t poisonous, but they aren’t edible either. Birds seem to enjoy them. Balsam gourd is associated with Texas Persimmon and other bushy shrubs of Central and South Texas.
Balsam gourd requires very little maintenance.
6-10' H, 2-4' W
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
April, May, June, July, August, September