Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Physalis walteri Nuttall. Dune Ground-cherry, Tomatilla de Suelo, Walter's Ground-cherry, Dune Ground-cherry. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Dunes of sea-beaches, openings in maritime forests, longleaf pine sandhills (southward), and rarely inland as a waif in disturbed areas. Dist: Se. VA south to s. FL and west to s. MS.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, Fl6, K1, K3, Va, WH3, Sullivan (1985), Sullivan (2004), Turner & Martínez (2011); = Physalis walteri var. walteri – Ward (2008a); < Physalis maritima – F; < Physalis viscosa – G, S; < Physalis viscosa ssp. maritima – RAB

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