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I have no idea what this is. It was found wandering into a vegetable garden. There are a lot of them, and the place was taken over by weeds - so if it's not a weed, it's sure able to push its way in with them!
I've put up pics of the 'seeds' we picked up. The plant itself I didn't manage to get pictures of yet (might be able to in the next few days, when I go back there). They look a lot like tomatillo, but there's no leaf around the little berry thing. The little berry is the size of my thumbnail, the entire pod isn't much bigger than the pad at the base of one of my fingers. Maybe a total of one inch long on the pod bit, from stem to point.
I'd like to find out what it is, and if the berries are edible - without trying them myself to find out!
if it's a tomatillo, the only part i know for sure is poisonous is the husk part of it. not sure if anything else on it is. what do the seeds look like? i have tomi seeds here i can tell you if they are similar. i'd have to have dh look at ur pic to see if he knows which it is i don't know the difference in them and ground cherries and such. he should know i'll ask him tomarrow. what does the plant look like?
It might help if you could post a picture of the rest of the plant--leaves, etc. It's definitely in the Physalis genus (which includes tomatillos and cape gooseberries among other things) but to figure out which one it might be helpful to see more of the plant.
Unfortunately, frost has gotten them all, and like any plant in that family, they've wilted and gone all squishy. But I brought home what I could find. They really do look like ground cherry type things, but as you can see from the photo, they're _upright_. Not viney at all.
Here's the photo list - will post them all.
Picture of the entire plant of one I got the whole thing from. Not a lot left of it, after frost, but this is what it looks like as it stands in the ground, essentially.
I'd be careful eating them unless someone can give you an absolute 100% positive ID--they're in Solanaceae family and in that family the things tend to be either edible or really poisonous. I don't know the Physalis genus well enough to know if all of them are edible or not.
Yeah, that's why I'm waiting. I gave a plant or two to the produce folks at my Pathmark. The manager's coming in tomorrow morning, supposed to give me a call. Hopefully he can help. Still trying here, though, too! :)