Sunday, May 4, 2014
Chinese Lantern Plant from Japan
This is a Chinese Lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi). It is a kind of berry and some varieties are edible and others are quite poisonous. They are very high in vitamin C but don´t have much flavor. The plant is a member of the Solanaceae family, along with the nightshades, but so are tomatoes and potatoes. It is native from Japan.
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