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Sticky Cape Gooseberry - introduced (*Physalis hederifolia)

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Other name: Formerly known as Physalis viscosa.

Family: Solanaceae (Potato family).

Native of North and South America.

Occurrence: Uncommon weed. It is more common in northern areas.


Photos 1: The papery cover over the fruit is 10-angled. 2: Sticky Cape Gooseberry growing on a railway embankment, Castlemaine.

It is a noxious weed and is listed as Regionally Controlled in central Victoria.