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Clammy Ground-cherry

Physalis heterophylla

Description:

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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2 Comments

Joseph R. Godreau
Joseph R. Godreau 4 years ago

Thank you for the help.

PucaK
PucaK 4 years ago

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

Joseph R. Godreau
Spotted by
Joseph R. Godreau

Michigan, USA

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

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