Please help me identify this plant

Asked October 9, 2019, 9:50 AM EDT

I recently have several of these coming up. Not sure if these are ground cherries, ok to eat? Invasive? Thank you!

Frederick County Maryland wildflowers and native plants plant identification

1 Response

Hi - This is a type of groundcherry or husk tomato (Physalis sp.). We have several species in Maryland; some are native, some are not (but none are considered invasive). https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewChecklist.php?genus=Physalis
We do not give advice about edibility of wild plants.

Christa