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Physalis sp., Ground Cherry
Physalis alkekengi

Physalis sp.

Ground Cherry
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Central America, soutern Europe, Asia
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a herbaceous plant which can reach 91cm tall (36inches). It can be a perennial or an annual. The stem is branched and often reclining. A berry hidden in a larger papery shell. The berry and shell are both green at first with the shell turning light brown and the berry taking on a yellow cast when ripe.

The fruites are often edible.


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