Teresa C
Teresa C
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Asked on Sep 25, 2012

Unknown - weed or flower

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Does anyone know what this is? It is growing in a raised bed in my vegetable garden.
unknown weed or plant?
unknown weed or plant?
18 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Sep 26, 2012

    Do you have a photo of the flower?

  • R
    on Sep 26, 2012

    It looks like Chinese Lantern (Physalis alkekengi) (Ground Cherry, Japanese Lantern) Hardy Perennial

  • Teresa C
    on Sep 26, 2012

    I have not seen it flower yet. I will keep an eye on it. Hopefully, more pics to follow. It does look like the Chinese lantern.

  • R
    on Sep 27, 2012

    In the bottom right corner of your picture it looks like one of the lanterns forming. It's still green.

  • Teresa C
    on Sep 28, 2012

    Yes, it has a few of the lanterns on it. I will continue to watch. Stay tuned.........

  • Teresa C
    on Nov 11, 2012

    This is the best pics I could get of the flower. Do you still think it is Chinese Lantern? Thanks in advance for all your help!

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  • Douglas Hunt
    on Nov 11, 2012

    I think the flower looks right for Chinese lantern.

  • Teresa C
    on Nov 19, 2012

    Thanks everyone!

  • Gayle P.
    on Jan 22, 2013

    Is it poison or a weed?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jan 23, 2013

    it is neither, Gayle.

  • Gayle P.
    on Jan 23, 2013

    Does it make a flower like a lantern? Thank you Douglas H. for your response.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jan 24, 2013

    Yes, Gayle, it flowers, then the seed pod makes the lantern.

  • Keri
    on Jun 3, 2014

    They are very invasive too. Be careful

  • TLC Lawn Care
    on Mar 17, 2015

    Yes - very invasive!

  • Kathy
    on Apr 4, 2015

    It looks like a Tomatillo plant. AKA Husk Tomato or Mexican Husk Tomato - good to use in Salsa Verde and mexican cookin

  • Deb
    on May 24, 2015

    Looks like gooseberry to meI had some growing in the gutter seed must have been dropped by a bird I plante it on the ground near the house and now I have gooseberries

  • Janice
    on Jun 1, 2015

    Looks like the nettle patch my granddaughter just fell into . Thy are very painful reactions fromthem. Burning, stinging, blister type radhes...dig tnm out an be ure to use gloves!!!

  • Janice
    on Jun 1, 2015

    Tney are definitely an invasive WEED!

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