Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3341

Forb
Annual

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

Rare

Look for it on wooded slopes, 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 (5/21/15):
Physalis grisea   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physalis grisea   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 165-03-005b:
Physalis pubescens var. grisea   FAMILY Solanaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Gray Ground-cherry, Strawberry-tomato, Dwarf Cape-gooseberry