Physalis philadelphica: Tomatillo

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^ Pollinator: Pyrota insulata: Yellow-crescent Blister Beetle

The tomatillo [Physalis philadelphica] , also known as the Mexican husk tomato, is a plant of the nightshade family bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name.

Tomatillos originated in Mexico and were cultivated in the pre-Columbian era. A staple of Mexican cuisine, they are eaten raw or cooked in a variety of dishes, particularly salsa verde.

Photos: Brevard, NC, USA [20150828]

Source: Wikipedia

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