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Oct 27, 2014 8:16 AM CST
|My friend and I have talked about Star Gooseberry, but that common name can apply to at least two completely different plants: Sauropus androgynus and Phyllanthus acidus. A good reason to always add the botanical name so folks won't buy, eat or grow the wrong plant.
Imagine planting what you think is a 3 - 5 foot tall shrub and ending up with a 30 foot tree! Okay, both have edible fruit, but the sauropus androgynus needs a much shorter ladder, or no ladder at all.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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