Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1075

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in woodlands and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/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 virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physalis virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-03-003a:
Physalis virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Physalis virginiana

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Physalis virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Ground-cherry