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Friday, July 27, 2007

Jewels in the grass

This photo is from the same woods as the yesterday's shot.
Anybody know what kind of plant is this?
Have a great Friday.

8 Comments:

Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks like some kind of gourd.

27 July, 2007 13:01  
Blogger photowannabe said...

I have seen something like these in flower arrangements. When they dry they are very light and look like little hanging lanterns.
Perhaps they are gourds like Abraham thinks too. Great shot either way.

27 July, 2007 19:07  
Blogger lola coca-cola said...

It looks like a chinese lantern plant to me (more closely related to tomatillos or tomatoes than gourds, I think). Here is a wikipedia entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis
and another:
http://www.botany.com/physalis.html
and one last one:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.nccpg.com/gloucestershire/physalis.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.nccpg.com/gloucestershire/plantweek29.html&h=477&w=350&sz=38&tbnid=Fi-WMvPeR543XM:&tbnh=129&tbnw=95&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dphysalis%26um%3D1&start=3&ei=M--vRv6kBIi2gQO9nZSuCA&sig2=BP79qwY77PxbozvaGzyGeg&sa=X&oi=images&ct=image&cd=3

01 August, 2007 04:28  
Blogger Forks and Forest said...

A friend of mine grows these in her garden near Seattle. She calls them Chinese lantern plants. She gave some dried ones to me for an arrangement I was making. They make a great addition to a fall decoration.

01 August, 2007 06:06  
Anonymous annulla said...

Nice photo. In the US, that plant is called Chinese Lantern or Ground Cherry.

The plant is quite common but cannot be eaten. Many people dry it and bring it into their homes as a winter decoration.

01 August, 2007 13:57  
Anonymous Owen said...

I'll go along with everybody, except that the fruits are sold here to be eaten. They're known as Chinese gooseberries I guess because they taste a little like gooseberry with a bit of a tang. The fruit's inside the lantern - it looks like an orange cherry when it's ripe. A bit of an acquired taste.

01 August, 2007 21:20  
Blogger Sunkyoung said...

My English dictionary says it is either a ground cherry or a strawberry tomato. We call it in Korean, "꽈리(Kwari)."

03 August, 2007 03:29  
Blogger mrs buster said...

i used to eat this when i was a kid..it has sweet taste and texture similar to passion fruits..and its very light when its dried..

25 November, 2009 05:40  

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