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Chinese lanterns

Species: Chinese Lanterns (Physalis alkekengi).

When I came in this jouse they where in the front garden by the wall but not looking very nice really but last year (09) I moved them in the edge side and they are growing everywhere.
info from:

The immature fruit can have undesirable effects, but the mature fruits appear to be edible.

Notes on Toxic plant chemicals:

Solanine, a bitter glycoalkaloid, is found in the immature berries.
Ripe fruit is apparently edible .

Notes on poisoning:

Symptoms include diarrhea, gastroenteritis, fever, and a scratchy feeling at the back of the throat a few hours after ingestion.

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