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aka Small Ground Cherry
(Chamaesaracha coronopus)
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FYI A small plant to 10 inches with pale yellow-green FLOWERS having fused petals and sepals with a raised white spot at the base of each petal; flowers are hermaphrodite. LEAVES are linear-lobed. SEED PODS are yellow. Native to the southwestern United States. §

Has been used medicinally by Native Americans to treat swellings.
The berries were eaten by the Hopi of Arizona.

©2006 by Ernestina Parziale, CH