Physalis hispida (Waterf.) Cronquist

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Physalis hispida (Waterf.) Cronquist

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 6 [Physalis pumila Nutt.], and ± fertile with it experimentally, but differing notably in its sparser pubescence with the hairs all or nearly all simple, those of the upper part of the stem ascending-spreading to appressed-ascending, those of the lvs scattered over the surface; lvs thick, entire, ± elliptic, 2.5–7 cm; pedicels mostly 1–3 cm at anthesis, later often elongating to 3–5 cm; cal rough-hirsute with flattened, septate hairs much as in no. 4 [Physalis virginiana Mill.]; cor 12–18 mm, with faint or no dark blotches inside; filaments dilated; anthers 2.5–3.5 mm; 2n=24. Sandy places on the Great Plains, from S.D. to Kans. to Wyo., Colo., and Tex., and occasionally intr. eastward at least as far as Ind., mainly along railroads. May–Aug. (P. virginiana var. hispida; P. lanceolata, misapplied)

  • Common Names

    plains-sandhill ground-cherry