Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2980

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it on dunes of sea-beaches, openings in maritime forests, sandhills (southward), and rarely inland as a waif in 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:
Spring/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 walteri   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physalis walteri   FAMILY Solanaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-03-001:
Physalis viscosa ssp. maritima   FAMILY Solanaceae

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

LESS THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Physalis maritima

 

COMMON NAME:
Dune Ground-cherry, Sand Ground-cherry