Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1074

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Mtns & NC Piedmont, rare in SC Mtns)

Look for it in disturbed areas, open woodlands, agricultural fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed campanulate to subrotate corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Physalis angulata var. angulata   FAMILY Solanaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physalis angulata   FAMILY Solanaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-03-004:
Physalis angulata   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Physalis angulata

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Physalis angulata

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Ground-cherry, Cutleaf Ground-cherry