January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Ground-cherry, or Husk-tomato, an ornamental annual or perennial herb found chiefly in North America. The stems, two to four feet (60 to 120 cm) high, bear tooth-edged oval or heart-shaped leaves. The blue or whitish-yellow flowers are followed by husk-covered yellow or orange-red berries. Some ground-cherries bear edible fruits. American species include the tomatillo, strawberry tomato, and cape gooseberry. The showy Chinese lantern plant, or winter cherry, is native to southeastern Europe and Asia.


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