- Flower namePhysalis alkekengi
- Scientific namePhysalis alkekengi
- Aliasカガチ, 鬼灯・酸漿, 輝血, Chinese lantern, Japanese-lantern, Physalis alkekengi, チャイニーズランタン
- Place of originAsia
- Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Cemetery & Temple, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonJune, July
- Language of flowersStrange, dubious
What is Physalis alkekengi
Physalis alkekengi (Chinese lantern, Japanese-lantern, or Hozuki scientific name: Physalis alkekengi) is native to Asia and is a part of the solanaceae belonging to Solanaceae. At the time of the rainy season, a small unshadowy white flower blooms downward from the axil of the leaf. The flower is a funnel shape, and its tip is 5 narrow burst. In summer, spherical fruits and bags are colored red and are used for ornamental purposes. In Asakusa Temple in Tokyo, annual Hozuki Market will be held in July every year, but also in various parts of Japan, Hozuki Market stands along the tray. In ancient languages it was called Kagati (shiny blood) or red-tailed stone (red shining blood). This stone blood is the eye of Yamatano-Orochi. It is said that the glowing shining appearance of red fruit Hozuki fruit reminiscent of an eerie large snake eyes. Flower language is "natural beauty".
Common name: Physalis alkekengi commony called such as Hozuki , Chinese lantern or Japanese-lantern, scientific name: Physalis alkekengi, life type: perennial grass, Origin: Asia, plant height: 60 to 80 cm, regrowth: Leaf shape: flower color: white, flower diameter: 1 to 2 cm, fruit awake period: 1 to 2 cm, flower color: white, flower size: July - August, fruit color: green → red, fruit type: berries.