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Physalis virginiana var. polyphylla

Physalis virginiana Mill. var. polyphylla (Greene) Waterf.

Virginia Groundcherry, Virginia Ground-cherry, Virginia Ground Cherry

Solanaceae (Potato family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: High plains, open rocky hillsides, openings in pine forests.

Web Reference

Webref 28 - NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life (2018) NatureServe
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 3089 - A taxonomic study of the genus Physalis in North America north of Mexico (1958) Waterfall, U. T.

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-06-28
Research By: CBR

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