I found some dry old flowers in a field and lots of seeds in them. What species is it?

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    Welcome to the site! Do you realize that we have users from all over the world? If you could add a bit more info on where you found this, we might be able to help you. – Stephie Jun 27 '15 at 17:19
  • I'd guess this is a Physalis variety: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis – Patrick B. Jun 27 '15 at 19:25

It comes from Rhinanthus sp. It is an annual hemi-parasitic herbaceous plants in the family Orobanchaceae. Generally it loves meadows which are not too much fertilized (which is a good thing to preserve biodiversity and water quality!). So these species are indicators of rather "good" environmental conditions!

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