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Physalis heterophylla

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Common names: clammy ground cherry, husk tomato, tomatillo, Chinese lantern, strawberry tomato, and popweed

Perennial plant with edible fruit that resembles a cherry tomato. The fruit is encased in a papery, inflated covering. Ripe when yellow. Native through much of the American Midwest; from Canada to Louisiana, west to Nebraska and into Colorado.

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