yikes... Abrus seed pod: "one of the components of this seed is one of the most toxic substances in nature. By Sylvan Dieckmann

yikes... Abrus seed pod: "one of the components of this seed is one of the most toxic substances in nature. By Sylvan Dieckmann

Beautiful, delicate seed pod. I've seen these in my back yard but I don't know what they are. Do you?

Beautiful, delicate seed pod. I've seen these in my back yard but I don't know what they are. Do you?

Physalis alkekengi (Bladder cherry, Chinese lantern,[1] Japanese lantern,[1] or Winter cherry;[1] Japanese: hōzuki), is a relative of P. peruviana (Cape Gooseberry), easily identifiable by the larger, bright orange to red papery covering over its fruit, which resemble Chinese lanterns. It is native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 40–60 cm tall, with spirally arranged leaves 6–12 cm long and 4–9 cm broad. The flowers are…

Physalis alkekengi (Bladder cherry, Chinese lantern,[1] Japanese lantern,[1] or Winter cherry;[1] Japanese: hōzuki), is a relative of P. peruviana (Cape Gooseberry), easily identifiable by the larger, bright orange to red papery covering over its fruit, which resemble Chinese lanterns. It is native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 40–60 cm tall, with spirally arranged leaves 6–12 cm long and 4–9 cm broad. The flowers are…

✯ Milkweed Pod :: Julian Chandler Photography ✯ I remember having a field full of these at my house when I was a kid...

✯ Milkweed Pod :: Julian Chandler Photography ✯ I remember having a field full of these at my house when I was a kid...

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