Plant ID forum: Was this a ground cherry?

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Name: greene
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greene
Feb 19, 2014 3:22 PM CST
In July 2013 three of these had popped up in semi-shade not far from the chicken run; I was afraid the plant/fruit might be toxic so I pulled it up, then had second thoughts. Too late I used my brain to figure the seeds were deposited in the bird droppings; the wild birds (who are not dead, duh *Blush* ) hang out in that tree quite often.

The plants were growing about 18 inches tall.

Was this some kind of ground cherry?
Thanks.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 19, 2014 3:32 PM CST
It sure looks like Physalis to me: Physalis

Maybe P. virginiana? Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana)
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 19, 2014 3:43 PM CST
Here is a close-up of the flower; these are the best two photos I have, sorry.
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