October 21, 2012

A Hozuki (Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii) fruit in Engaku-ji

After the pale yellow flower of Hozuki blooms, its fruit begins to grow and its calyx develops to envelope the fruit like a vivid orange pouch.

When the fruit ripens, this pouch decays and finally becomes a finely woven basket for the vermilion fruit.

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