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Physalis virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)
Bruso, George H.

Physalis virginiana

Physalis virginiana Mill.

Virginia groundcherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)


USDA Symbol: phvi5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , CO , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY

Additional resources

USDA: Find Physalis virginiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Physalis virginiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Physalis virginiana


Record Last Modified: 2012-11-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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