OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Physalis virginiana   FAMILY Solanaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physalis virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-03-003a:
Physalis virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Physalis intermedia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Physalis monticola

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Physalis virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Ground-cherry


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image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0410

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0412

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0419

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0477

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

Roxanna Martin    rlm52111_535

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruiting calyx is 5-angled [vs. almost round] & has spreading hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

Roxanna Martin    rlm52111_541

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruiting calyx is sunken at the base and considerably longer than wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

Roxanna Martin    rlm5711_349

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Plant pubescent. Calyx 8-10mm long, its lobes lanceolate & equaling the tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

Roxanna Martin    rlm5711_351

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Flower bell-shaped, drooping, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

Roxanna Martin    rlm5711_354

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Ovate to lanceolate leaves tapered at both ends, with a few blunt teeth, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

Roxanna Martin    rlm5711_357

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Flower yellow with brown spots in the center and yellow anthers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

JK Marlow    jkm210619_1444

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Physalis virginiana, Virginia Ground-cherry

JK Marlow    jkm210619_1446

June    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Physalis virginiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physalis virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-03-003a:
Physalis virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY Solanaceae

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Physalis intermedia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Physalis monticola

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Physalis virginiana

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1075

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Habitat: woodlands, glades, barrens, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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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