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Physalis viscosa (Starhair groundcherry)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Physalis viscosa

Physalis viscosa L.

Starhair Groundcherry, Yellow Ground Cherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s): Physalis fuscomaculata

USDA Symbol: PHVI17

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow



From the National Organizations Directory

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

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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