OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Physalis pubescens var. integrifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-03-005a:
Physalis pubescens var. pubescens   FAMILY Solanaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Ground-cherry, Husk-tomato


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image of Physalis pubescens, Downy Ground-cherry, Husk-tomato

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phba6_001_lvd

        

image of Physalis pubescens, Downy Ground-cherry, Husk-tomato

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phpr7_001_lvd

        

 

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

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

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Physalis pubescens var. integrifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-03-005a:
Physalis pubescens var. pubescens   FAMILY Solanaceae

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

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

 

Find by scientific name:

3340

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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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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