Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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

Syn: = Ar, C, Fl6, GrPl, GrPl, K3, K4, Mi, Mo3, NcTx, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Sullivan (2004); > Physalis ambigua – S; > Physalis heterophylla – S; > Physalis heterophylla var. ambigua – F, G, Il; > Physalis heterophylla var. clavipes – F; > Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla – F, G, Il, K1, NE, Tx; > Physalis heterophylla var. nyctaginea – F, Il; > Physalis heterophylla var. villosa – Tx; > Physalis nyctaginea – S

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