Staphylea colchica (Caucasian bladdernut or Colchis bladdernut, Georgian: ჯონჯოლი, jonjoli) is an ornamental shrub in the Staphyleaceae family, which is native to western Georgia. Its name is derived from the western Georgian kingdom of Colchis.
This small tree (6–10 feet) is a rapidly growing deciduous species. It grows best in well-drained and partly shaded locations. Although it produces fragrant flowers and fruit, it spreads often by suckers.
Its buds, preserved in brine and seasoned with raw onion and vegetable oil, are a common dish in Georgia.
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