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Invasion of the....
« 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



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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 06:58:06 PM »
familiar from Missouri days, but, to long ago.
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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. 

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Re: Invasion of the....
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 10:56:12 PM »

Looks like a little bird may have brought you a present. :)
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 11:32:56 PM »
Or a pig roast visitor!! :o
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