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Physalis angulata Linnaeus. Smooth Ground-cherry. Phen: Jun-Oct (-May). Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, disturbed areas, open woodlands, agricultural fields. Dist: Widely distributed in tropical America, north to se. VA and MO, and scattered as an adventive farther north.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, Bah, C, Fl6, FNA14, K1, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx, NE, RAB, S, Tat, Va, WH3, Sullivan (2004); > Physalis angulata L. – F, G, Il; > Physalis angulata L. var. angulata – GrPl, Tn, Tx; > Physalis angulata L. var. pendula – GrPl, Tn, Tx; > Physalis pendula Rydb. – F, G, Il

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily ?: 9

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