Answer: Your plant is Physalis, also called Chinese lantern or Jack-O-Lantern. It is a woody plant with far reaching roots. Each lantern will contain a seed and those seeds, if they fall to the ground, can develop into new plants. So the first approach is to cut it back to ground level and never allow it to produce lanterns. After cutting each stem, paint it will a vegetation killer such as Round Up. Keep new sprouts cut down and painted. Eventually you'll rid your property of Physalis. Good luck with your project!
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