Flora of the Southeastern United States
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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

Syn: = C, F, Fl6, G, GrPl, Il, Mi, Mo3, NcTx, Pa, Tn, W, WH3, Sullivan (2004), Ward (2008a); > Physalis intermedia – S; > Physalis monticola – S; > Physalis virginiana – S; > Physalis virginiana var. virginiana – K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, RAB, Tx, Va

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