Common names include bladder cherry, Japanese-lantern, strawberry groundcherry, and winter cherry.
|Uses||edible fruit* (see notes), medicinal*|
|Notes||All parts of Physalis alkekengi (even the ripe fruit), are considered to be toxic. Though some debate surrounds the toxicity, and the ripe fruit are consumed in some regions, Physalis alkekengi should only be consumed under expert medical guidance.|
|Breed Status||open pollinated|
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