Physalis alkekengii (weed)

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Physalis alkekengii (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Otto Wilhelm Thomé
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Physalis alkekengii (weed) L. - (strawberry groundcherry, Chinese lantern)

This species of groundcherry is found in the Mediterranean region and warmer parts of Asia. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental because of its bright orange lanterns. However, it spreads quickly and can become a weed in gardens or crops.

Publications covering Physalis alkekengii (weed)

Weed Technology (2006) 20, 640-645
Ehsan Bijanzadeh and Hossein Ghadiri (2006)
Effect of separate and combined treatments of herbicides on weed control and corn (Zea mays) yield

Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology (2005) 49, 251-254
Masatoshi Hori, Yuko Araki, Wataru Sugeno, Yoshitaka Usui and Kazuhiro Matsuda (2005)
[Luteolin 7-O-glucoside in hozuki leaves, Physalis alkekengi, is involved in feeding stimulation in Epilachna vigintioctopunctata]