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General Forestry => Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. => Topic started by: Jeff on August 20, 2018, 06:54:26 PM

Title: Invasion of the....
Post by: Jeff on August 20, 2018, 06:54:26 PM
Does anyone have a clue what this is? It popped up in one of our flower gardens. Not something we planted. It's pretty cool looking, but I'm a bit worried about alien looking pod plants that just sort of appear from nowhere


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20180820_181206.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1534805594)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20180820_181139.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1534805631)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20180820_181155.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1534805655)
 
Title: Re: Invasion of the....
Post by: Texas Ranger on August 20, 2018, 06:58:06 PM
familiar from Missouri days, but, to long ago.
Title: Re: Invasion of the....
Post by: breederman on August 20, 2018, 07:37:28 PM
We call them Japanese lanterns.  I have them near my front steps because they remind me of the house I grew up in. They are very ....shall we say aggressive about spreading.
Title: Re: Invasion of the....
Post by: clearcut on August 20, 2018, 08:39:36 PM
Physalis alkekengi

AKA - bladder cherry, Chinese lantern, Japanese-lantern, strawberry groundcherry, or winter cherry. 

The fact that it appeared on its own, provides insight  to its invasive nature. 
Title: Re: Invasion of the....
Post by: DPatton on August 21, 2018, 10:56:12 PM
Jeff,

Looks like a little bird may have brought you a present. :)
Title: Re: Invasion of the....
Post by: Southside on August 21, 2018, 11:32:56 PM
Or a pig roast visitor!! :o