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Cut-leaf Ground Cherry or Lantern Weed

Physalis (probably - angulata )


genus Physalis includes many species in the nightshade family (Solanaceae); fruit is similar to a small tomato, but it is enclosed in a husk, like a tomatilla; papery covering over the fruit resembles a lantern, small downward-facing yellow flowers with 5 points & brown center blooming now in September; deeply toothed margins on leaves


popped up in urban school garden as weed


also called cut-leaf ground cherry; wild gooseberry; bladder berry; CHinese Lantern

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.09, Long: -81.00

Spotted on Sep 8, 2017
Submitted on Sep 9, 2017

Spotted for mission

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