Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Physalis at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
The most recognizable traits of these nightshade relatives are the spotted, solitary, bell-shaped yellow flowers and the inflated, papery husk surrounding the ripe berry. Learn more from the University of Kentucky herbarium's website.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)