Wordless Wednesday – Transitioning from Chinese Lantern to Winter Cherry?

botanics chinese lantern

Physalis alkekengi has a long list of common names including both ‘Chinese Lanterns’ and ‘Winter Cherry’. This plant is growing in the ‘earliest’ section (pre-Roman -> 1550) of the Chronological Beds at Cambridge Botanics. The border is laid out, in a linear sequence, to display plant introductions to Britain.

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6 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Transitioning from Chinese Lantern to Winter Cherry?

  1. shoreacres says:

    What an interesting way to display plants — I’d love to see something like that here.

  2. Pazlo says:

    I always thought this was an exotic import from the east, due to the common Chinese Lantern moniker. Only recently I discovered they are native as far north as the state of Pennsylvania in the U.S., only a couple of hundred miles south of me.

    Paz

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Love this image, Allison!

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