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Physalis pumila (Dwarf ground-cherry)
Cliffe, Harry

Physalis pumila

Physalis pumila Nutt.

Dwarf Ground-cherry, Yellow Ground-cherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)


USDA Symbol: PHPU8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , IA , IL , KS , LA , MO , NE , OK , TX

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-09-30
Research By: DEW

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