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Physalis heterophylla Nees. Clammy Ground-cherry. Phen: May-Sep; Jul-Sep. Hab: Disturbed areas, prairies, stream valleys, dry rocky woodlands, hammocks. Dist: Widespread in e. and c. United States and adjacent Canada, south to ne. FL and Panhandle FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, Fl6, FNA, GrPl, GrPl, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Sullivan (2004); > Physalis ambigua (A.Gray) Britton – S; > Physalis heterophylla Nees – S; > Physalis heterophylla Nees var. ambigua (A.Gray) Rydb. – F, G, Il; > Physalis heterophylla Nees var. clavipes Fernald – F; > Physalis heterophylla Nees var. heterophylla – F, G, Il, K1, NE, Tx; > Physalis heterophylla Nees var. nyctaginea (Dunal) Rydb. – F, Il; > Physalis heterophylla Nees var. villosa Waterf. – Tx; > Physalis nyctaginea Dunal – S

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