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Physalis Linnaeus. Ground-cherry.

Contributed by Milo Pyne

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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.

Ref: Barboza et al. In Kadereit & Bittrich (2016); Martínez (1998); Mione et al. (1994); Pyne (2018); Pyne et al. (2019); Pyne, Orzell, & Bridges (2019); Sullivan (1985); Sullivan (2004); Sullivan (2013); Sullivan (2023b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2023c); Turner & Martínez (2011); Ward (2008a); Waterfall (1958); Waterfall (1967); Whitson (2011); Whitson & Manos (2005). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Physalis virginiana | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Physalis walteri | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Physalis walteri | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Physalis pubescens | Original Image ⭷


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