The “Chinese Lantern” Plant:

The “Chinese Lantern” Plant:

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This cool little herbaceous perennial plant is called Physalis alkekengi. Due to its paper like appearance, it also commonly referred to as a Chinese or Japanese lantern. This plant blooms during the winter months and then dries in spring. Once it has dried out, the outer skin resembles a thin mesh and inside the bright red fruit can now be seen.

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