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Another ID please

Posted by kathi_mdgd 9 S.Ca (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 14, 11 at 20:47

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.

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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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RE: Another ID please

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 15, 11 at 13:45

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


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RE: Another ID please

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


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RE: Another ID please

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


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RE: Another ID please

LInk below to Cal-IPC about invasives, weeds etc

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


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RE: Another ID please

It looks just like a tomatillo to me! They're excellent at reseeding themselves.


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