Jun. 18, 2018

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Ground-cherries were often eaten by indigenous people.  What's yucky to me may not be to a lot of other, hungrier people.  The fruit is cherry sized, and yellow-orange when ripe.  Like related tomatos and potatos, the rest of the plant is poison.  Poison enough that medicinal uses were few.  Other species from the southwest, like tomatillo and Cape gooseberry are tastier, and still used.