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Found these growing between a fence and a shrub in my back yard, so they get a fair amount of shade during the day, but it can still get quite hot out there.
My wife thought it might be a ground cherry too, but wasn't positive (thought it could have been a Chinese lantern too). From the two suggestions it looks like the ground cherry leaves aren't fuzzy (more pepper like) which is what my plant looks like. Thanks all!
Alice Scott reached exactly...with ID suggestion..!!
This is a very common plant in my area, common enough that people gather the ripe fruit and sell them at our local farmer's market. They taste like sweet tomatoes.
I vote with Scott.
Scott you are great! such a good eye for plant IDs... you have my respect for that! :)
It's a Physalis, not the same species as Chinese Lantern Plant, but same genus, in the Solanaceae. Physalis heterophylla is the most common species in the U.S..
Check Trichodesma sp. and Boraginaceae family of plants.
I feel leafs of a Chili plant.
I mean japanese lantern flower
I heard the name: japanese lampion flower
Lat: 40.11, Long: -88.27
Spotted on Jul 18, 2011 Submitted on Jul 18, 2011