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Physalis grisea

Physalis grisea (Waterf.) M. Martínez

Strawberry-tomato, Downy Ground-cherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s): Physalis pruinosa, Physalis pubescens var. grisea

USDA Symbol: PHGR22

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , CA , CT , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-02-27
Research By: CBR

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