Plant ID forum: Can u identify this annual?

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Whitehousehold
Jun 16, 2016 1:53 PM CST
Bought at hardware shop in central CA, no labels.

Looks like a round orchid flower, small plant like African violet, but bright green leaf like primrose, but leaf not elongated in shape like primrose.

Flower is like a balloon, with a single petal and hollow inside. Like a round pillowslip cover full of air.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 16, 2016 1:58 PM CST
Welcome!

It's a Calceolaria:

http://garden.org/plants/searc...
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 16, 2016 5:43 PM CST
Yup. Sue nailed it.
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