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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:34 PM

What is it?

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elleng Sep 18 OP
msdogi Sep 18 #1
mahina Sep 18 #2
elleng Sep 18 #3
dweller Sep 18 #4
elleng Sep 18 #5
ggma Sep 18 #6
elleng Sep 18 #7
ratchiweenie Sep 18 #8
2naSalit Sep 18 #9
elleng Sep 18 #11
2naSalit Sep 18 #12
2naSalit Sep 18 #10
msdogi Sep 18 #13
eppur_se_muova Sep 18 #14

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:37 PM

1. tomatillo

Salsa Verde, delicious

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Response to msdogi (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:38 PM

2. Seconded

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Response to msdogi (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:40 PM

3. No fruit visible!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:42 PM

4. Right above

The date of the pic at least 2-3 or 7 😄


✌🏻

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Response to dweller (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:44 PM

5. Lanterns with no fruit!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:51 PM

6. Googled Lantern plants; they look just like yours.

On my Kindle; can't post a picture.

gg

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Response to ggma (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:52 PM

7. THANKS, will check!

NOW gotta keep looking, as I see no fruit: The lanterns are sometimes used in floral decorations, usually with leaves removed. The fruits are edible and surprisingly, are higher in vitamin C than lemons. Care should be taken though, as all other parts of the plant are poisonous. The plant also has a long history of medicinal uses. How to Grow and Care for Chinese Lantern, https://www.thespruce.com/chinese-lantern-plants-2132369

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:57 PM

8. Pretty sure it's a Chinese Lantern that will turn bright orange.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:58 PM

9. We used to call them...

Chinese lanterns, they turn bright orange and are very decorative. We used them in dried flower arrangements.

But, they are very invasive and you have to keep an eye on them or they'll be all over the neighborhood in a few years.

I don't know if they have any other value.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:04 PM

11. Thanks, will watch them changing color.

On my patio, where hair guy was doing my hair, so have to keep checking them, in big old container I used for roses.

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Response to elleng (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:11 PM

12. Don't put them in water like flowers...

Use them dried. They will turn before you pick them, not sure what they do if you pick them early.

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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:23 PM

13. leaf shape is tomatillo

Lantern plants have more of a heart shaped leaf, plants are very similar. Best identifier is flower color, lanterns are white, tomatillos are yellow. Fruit forms inside that husk.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:33 PM

14. Looks like "ground cherries" ...

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