Physalis pubescens L.

  • 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 pubescens L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual to 6 dm, widely branched from near the base, villous or viscid-villous; lvs ovate, 3–10 cm; pedicels 5–10 at anthesis, 5–20 mm in fr; cor 6–10 mm, yellow with a dark center; cal-lobes narrow, 2–4 mm; anthers 1.5–2 mm; fruiting cal 2–4 cm, 5-angled; 2n=24. Moist soil; pantropical, n. to Mass., Ont., and Wis. May–Sept. Three vars. in our range.

  • Common Names

    downy ground-cherry