Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ABC Wed :letter A for alkekengi

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Physalis alkekengi (bladder cherry, Chinese lantern,[2] Japanese-lantern,[3] strawberry groundcherry,[4] or winter cherry;[2]) is a relative of P. peruviana (Cape gooseberry). It is easily identifiable by the large, bright orange to red papery covering over its fruit, which resembles paper lanterns.
In Japan, its seeds are used as part of the Bon Festival as offerings to guide the souls of the deceased. Also, an annual market is dedicated to the flower called hōzuki-ichi, which occurs in Asakusa around Sensō-ji every year on July 9 and 10. This photo from wiki.

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Lovely choices... you teach me something new, thank you

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Roger Owen Green said...

I'm not familiar with this at all! cool

Betty said...

Interesting. I can't help but wonder how they taste. I've never seen anything like it before.