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Wildflowers - Virginia Groundcherry

Virginia Groundcherry - Physalis virginiana
Virginia Groundcherry - Physalis virginiana
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Virginia Groundcherry berries are edible when ripe and were eaten by American Indians and pioneers alike.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.