*Physalis philadelphica Lamarck. Phen: Jun-Sep; Jul-Oct. Hab: Naturalized after cultivation. Dist: Native of Mexico and Central America.
Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics
Taxonomy Comments: See Kartesz & Gandhi (1994) for a discussion of this group. It is the large-flowered plant (and therefore P. philadelphica in the narrow sense) that is weakly naturalized after cultivation in our area.
Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA, Il, Mi, NY, Pa, Tx, Sullivan (2004); = n/a – RAB; < Physalis ixocarpa Brot. ex Hornem. – F, G, misapplied; > Physalis philadelphica Lam. var. immaculata Waterf. – K1, K3, K4, NE