Physalis grisea (Waterfall) M. Martínez. Phen: May-Nov; Aug-Oct. Hab: Wooded slopes, disturbed areas. Dist: The species is mainly distributed in ne. United States, south (mainly) to NC, TN, and MO, and scattered farther south.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Martínez (1993) discusses the nomenclature of this species, showing that P. pruinosa Linnaeus is properly applied to a Mexican and Central American species.
Other Comments: The fruits are edible, sweet, and tasty.
Synonymy: = FNA, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Tn, Va, Martínez (1998), Sullivan (2004), Ward (2008a); = n/a – Pa; = Physalis pubescens L. var. grisea Waterf. – C, GrPl, RAB; < Physalis pruinosa L. – F, G, S, W, misapplied