Physalis alkekengi, Chinese lantern, Japanese-lantern, Winter cherry

Discussion in 'Biennial and Perennial Flowers' started by charlottejoan, May 5, 2015.

  1. charlottejoan

    charlottejoan Charophyta

    Apr 2, 2015
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    What first drew me to the Physalis alkekengi was the vibrant orange color that looks almost like tissue paper. Then, the way this unusual looking perennial dries really does look like a lantern! I had no idea it is also an invasive species. Ii think this would make a great project for a child to grow and dry. Good for a science, art, and biology lesson!

    Has anyone ever seen one?



    "Physalis alkekengi Dried and Plucked on a plastic background" by Subin.a.mathew - United Kingdom, Photo taken on Samsung Galaxy Ace Mobile Phone, IndoorsPreviously published: Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -


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