This interesting perennial native plant to the American Southeast is also a member of the nightshade family, and related to the tomatillo. When the fruit becomes ripe, the large berry is surrounded in a bright orange papery sheath called a calyx. These were found and photographed on Sanibel Island in Southwest Florida.
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