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    Jen Morey


I dug this out of the dirt at the edge of our patio and potted it up thinking it was a volunteer sunflower, perhaps from a seed dropped by a bird. Then this tiny flower bloomed and I searched online but couldn’t find anything. The plant is about two feet tall (just the plant, not the pot). The flower is about the diameter of a quarter. It’s been a few weeks since the photo was taken and the plant has grown about four inches. More little buds are coming in but only one blooms at a time.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Your local Agricultural Extension link. The Master Gardener Program could help you further.

    November 30th, 2017 at 11:48pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe a species in the Physalis genus. Check out the first included link below for the species P. Peruviana syn. P. edulis (Cape gooseberry, Goldenberry, etc…) and see if you have a match. If this is Goldenberry, according to sources only the fruits are edible, all other parts of the plant are poisonous. You need to have the plant’s ID confirm with your local Agricultural Extension for consumption with the second provided link. Best wishes!

    November 30th, 2017 at 11:22pm

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