The Autumn is here, with its lovely tones and light. The Physalis fruits are like little candles lightening the Autumn days!
Physalis alkekengi (bladder cherry,Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern, or winter cherry is a relative of P. Peruviana (Cape gooseberry), easily identifiable by the larger, bright orange to red papery covering over its fruit, which resemble paper lanterns. It is native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. It is an herbaceous perennial plant growing to 40-60 cm tall, with spirally arranged leaves 6-12 cm long and 4-9 cm broad. The flowers are white, with a five-lobed corolla 10-15 mm across, with an inflated basal calyx which matures into the papery orange fruit covering, 4-5 cm long and broad.
Enjoy the Autumn light photography!
Glimpses of Autumn Group
Wisconsin Flowers and Scenery Group
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