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Physalis spp.

Smooth groundcherry fruit with calyx torn to reveal berry.

Smooth groundcherry plant with lantern-like fruits.

Smooth groundcherry flower.

  • The genus name 'Physalisa', is from the Greek 'Physa' meaning 'bladder' and refers to the inflated papery husk surrounding groundcherry fruit.

  • Tomatillo or 'Mexican tomato' is a cultivated groundcherry.