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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Aug 24, 2019 6:18 AM CST
I have this plant growing in one of my raised beds and would like to know if it is a weed or if it is a flower. I hope someone can answer this for me. Thanks.
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JHeirloomSeeds
Aug 24, 2019 6:37 AM CST
Tomatillos?
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Name: Janine
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janinilulu
Aug 24, 2019 10:27 AM CST
Physalis/Ground Cherry, but I don't know which one.
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porkpal
Aug 24, 2019 12:01 PM CST
I have it too. It spreads rather enthusiastically.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Aug 24, 2019 1:40 PM CST
Thank you all for your suggestions on its ID. I have never planted tomatillos or ground cherries so if it is either one of those, I am not sure how the seeds got here. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
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Name: tfc
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tx_flower_child
Aug 24, 2019 1:50 PM CST
gardenglassgems said: I am not sure how the seeds got here.


The seeds might have been 'planted' by a bird. It's not an unusual phenomenon.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Aug 24, 2019 1:53 PM CST
I do believe that also. Guess I will just have to wait and see. I guess I was thinking maybe it was one of those Chinese lantern type flowers. Shrug!
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Leftwood
Aug 24, 2019 5:00 PM CST
I don't think it is a cultivated form of ground cherry: the ones I've seen, the whole plant stays low tot the ground. I think janinilulu meant a wild or weed species, and I agree.
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