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Physalis pubescens (Husk tomato)
Kline, Kimberly

Physalis pubescens

Physalis pubescens L.

Husk Tomato, Downy Ground-cherry, Downy Groundcherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PHPU7

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Yellow, with 5 greenish-brown spots at the base of the petals.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: NB

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: UPL FACU FAC FACU FACU UPL UPL FACU
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2021-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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