Contributed by Milo Pyne
A genus of about 90 species, herbs (rarely shrubs), of the Americas. Many of the species of Physalis in our area occur primarily in disturbed habitats; their pre-Columbian ranges are unclear and they may have been introduced to e. North America by native Americans. Of the species treated here, only a few are definitely introduced.
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