Forgotten Plant

« Back to Name that Plant

Date Photo Taken: 08/24/2013
Location: Uplands through the GA coastal marshes.
Posted By: Wildflower154


I remember this plant from the woods I played in as a kid. Can anyone tell me what I’m forgetting?


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    physalis sp.

    September 23rd, 2013 at 2:45 pm
  2. Wildflower154 Flower Fanatic says:

    That’s it. I search for wildflowers in north GA and SE/coastal GA. This plant is a common garden plant yet I have seen it wild in the woods, in moist soil, in the area around Brunswick/St. Simons Island. I don’t think anyone would plant them there.
    Of course most domesticated plants were once wild.

    Thanx Stone for jarring my memory.

    September 23rd, 2013 at 3:28 pm
  3. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    There are also plants in this family Smooth groundcherry (P. subglabrata) and are poisonous, unlike it’s tomatillo relative. Please check it out, if you are interested in eating it.

    September 23rd, 2013 at 7:16 pm
  4. Wildflower154 Flower Fanatic says:

    Sunny Sue,
    Don’t worry, I only take photos of em’ and leave them as they were. We do grow our own herbs.
    Thanx for the warning,
    TJ – WildflowerMan

    September 23rd, 2013 at 7:32 pm
  5. Buck Unregistered says:

    It is a ground cherry. They are everywhere.

    September 23rd, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Leave a Reply