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Physalis virginiana P. Miller. Virginia Ground-cherry. Phen: Apr-Oct; Jun-Nov. Hab: Woodlands, glades, barrens, and disturbed areas. Dist: This complex species is widespread in e. and c. North America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Varieties are sometimes recognized; if so, only var. virginiana is represented in the eastern part of our area.

Synonymy: = C, F, Fl6, FNA, G, GrPl, Il, Mi, NcTx, Pa, Tn, W, WH3, Sullivan (2004), Ward (2008a); > Physalis intermedia Rydb. – S; > Physalis monticola C.Mohr – S; > Physalis virginiana Mill. – S; > Physalis virginiana Mill. var. virginiana – K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, RAB, Tx, Va

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Radford, Ahles and Bell | Original Image ⭷