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Clammy Ground-cherry

Physalis heterophylla


I'm not sure how to best describe these... but they look to be some kind of fruit inside a hallow decorative leaf-like or cage-like shell. The plants were only about a foot and a half to two feet in height and the bulbs were about a inch or so in diameter. Similar to a marble inside a golf ball.

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Joseph R. Godreau
Joseph R. Godreau 3 years ago

Thank you for the help.

PucaK 3 years ago

This is the fruit of a ground-cherry (Physalis sp.)
(Not necessarily this species - the USDA plant database lists about 10 species that are known to occur in Michigan)

Joseph R. Godreau
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Joseph R. Godreau

Michigan, USA

Lat: 42.32, Long: -83.60

Spotted on Sep 22, 2015
Submitted on Sep 25, 2015

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