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.

Thanksagain

Kathi

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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

It looks like Physalis longifolia, longleaf groundcherry to me. According to plants.usda.gov, 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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kathi_mdgd

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
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 9:49PM
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gobluedjm

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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temmay

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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