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    10 / 31 / 2014

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My wife received this plant as gift a couple of weeks ago. No ID tag in plant? We live in the pacific northwest near Seattle. Can it be left outdoors over the winter. The blossoms look like little pumpkins and are very fragile


  • Hope Unregistered says: listed a characteristic of physalis alkekengi as poisonious/ toxic. Perhaps that did refer to other plant parts.

    November 7th, 2014 at 12:27pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Actually… When I googled “physalis alkekengi edible” All the sites that came up claimed that the fruit (not the paper shell) was in fact edible… but sour.

    November 4th, 2014 at 4:29pm

  • Hope Green Thumb says:

    Looks like Chinese lantern, physalis alkekengi. Can grow in zones 3-9. Member of nightshade family; is poisonous. Can be invasive.

    November 2nd, 2014 at 2:25pm

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