Friday, March 4, 2011
Skeletonized Chinese Lanterns (Physalis Alkekengi)
Physalis alkekengi,or commonly known as Chinese Lantern, is a European perennial garden plant often grown for it's autumn fruit and colorful orange pods and is frequently used in flower arrangements in the fall. The pods or calyces which surround the fruit change from green to a brilliant red orange color when they are ripe . If left on the plant, the can become skeletonized, and provide a remarkable subject to photograph:).I find it interesting how the fruit or berry can be easily seen through the skeletonized Chinese Lantern pod.