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June 14, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9558757

Please help me identify this plant. I have this photograph only clicked by my friend.

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June 14, 2013
9:29 AM

Post #9558788

This is Physalis of Solanaceae (Potato Family) The unripe fruit is well protected by the calyx(sepals) If you send the picture of the flower I can tell you the species.
Anacortes, WA

June 14, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9558969

"The tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica) is a plant of the nightshade family, related to the cape gooseberry, bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit"

The fruit will get bigger and split the papery shell you see now. A good bit of this family is edible, but do be careful and identify before eating

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