The physalis will self-sow and may become a weed, but it is easily controlled.
The physalis is also known as the ground-cherry or husk-tomato.
The Poha (physalis edulis) is a quick growing shrub bearing a berry that makes excellent jelly and jam.
There are a large number of varieties of the physalis, and the fruits vary in size and color.
We caught today a Portuguese man of war (physalis) of a very different species from those which we had taken in the Indian ocean.
For example, take the physalis alkekengi, a member of the Nightshade family or Solanace.
Egg plants, tomatoes and peppers grew upon the European husk tomato or alkekengi (physalis Alkekengi).
The physalis, Husk tomato or Ground cherry is quite distinct, botanically.
physalis phys·a·lis (fĭs'ə-lĭs)
A vacuole in a giant cell of certain malignant neoplasms, such as chondromas.