Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2025

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain of GA-NC-SC)

Look for it in disturbed areas, dry rocky woodlands, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

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 heterophylla   FAMILY Solanaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-03-002:
Physalis heterophylla   FAMILY Solanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Clammy Ground-cherry