Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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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 (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)
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