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Physalis angulata (Cutleaf groundcherry)
Smith, R.W.

Physalis angulata

Physalis angulata L.

Cutleaf Groundcherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s): Physalis angulata var. angulata, Physalis angulata var. lanceifolia, Physalis angulata var. pendula, Physalis lanceifolia, Physalis pendula

USDA Symbol: PHAN5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Ovate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CT , DE , FL , GA , HI , IL , KS , KY , LA , MA , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NV , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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