Revisiting the “Chinese Lanterns”

Some weeks back I shared a couple of shots of what I found are Physalis “Chinese Lanterns” growing on a vine over my neighbor’s fence and I have been mesmerized by them! They seemed to have turned red as they matured and then faded before falling to the ground. Here’s 6 shots I made of them recently (the unidentified insect is a bonus!) . . .

Physalis “Chinese Lantern”, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Physalis “Chinese Lantern,” Atenas, Costa Rica

¡Pura Vida!

I’m not sure about which gallery or galleries to put things like this that aren’t exactly flowers as we think of them, but for now they are in My Home Gardens GALLERY and like other unusual nature shots in my catch all GALLERY: Leaves & Nature Things.

And to learn more about this unusual plant or “flower” you can start with the Wikipedia article on Physalis.

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