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Physalis longifolia var. longifolia (Longleaf groundcherry)
Cliffe, Harry

Physalis longifolia var. longifolia

Physalis longifolia Nutt. var. longifolia

Longleaf Groundcherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s): Physalis pumila var. sonorae, Physalis rigida, Physalis virginiana var. sonorae


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Brown , Black
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MN , MO , MS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OH , OK , OR , PA , SD , TN , TX , UT , WI , WV , WY

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0936 Collected Aug 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Web Reference

Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-23
Research By: DEW

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