Ground-Cherry


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Related to Ground-Cherry: Physalis alkekengi, Physalis pruinosa
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ground-Cherry

 

(Cerasus fruticosa), a low shrub measuring 0.5–1.5 m tall of the family Rosaceae. The twig-like shoots bear obovate, elliptic, or lanceolate leaves, and the inflorescence is three- or four-flowered. The red fruits are sour, sometimes astringent; they are eaten raw and in processed form. The shrub is used as stock for the common cherry; it is important in the cultivation of climbing forms.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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