Another ID please

kathi_mdgdJune 14, 2011

Anyone know what these are?? They came up in one of my gardens last year,and i know i didn't plant them.Reminds me of chinese lanterns,and they're on their way back up again,so i assume they throw seeds.

They start out like a balloon,then open into this yellow flower,and fill up the garden quite fast.



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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

It looks like Physalis longifolia, longleaf groundcherry to me. According to, it is classified as a noxious weed in California.

Here is a link that might be useful: Physalis longifolia, longleaf groundcherry

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 1:45PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Because of that classification, you should contact your county's Agricultural commission. Call them to ask if they prefer samples or digital images.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 2:22PM
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Thanks,that's exactly what it is,looks just like the picture posted.One of my neighbors told me they looked like tomatillias as well.
Thanks for the ID

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 9:49PM
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LInk below to Cal-IPC about invasives, weeds etc

Here is a link that might be useful: cal-ipc

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 9:55PM
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It looks just like a tomatillo to me! They're excellent at reseeding themselves.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 10:12PM
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