Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3340

Forb
Annual

Native north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in disturbed areas. The distribution, abundance, and habitats of the two varieties are poorly known, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
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 pubescens var. pubescens   FAMILY Solanaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-03-005a:
Physalis pubescens var. pubescens   FAMILY Solanaceae

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Physalis barbadensis var. barbadensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Thickleaf Downy Ground-cherry