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Physalis virginiana var. texana

Physalis virginiana Mill. var. texana (Rydb.) Waterf.

Texan Ground Cherry, Texan Ground-cherry, Texan Groundcherry

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: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: May flower in other months near the Texas coast.


Native Habitat: Coastal areas, chapparal.

Web Reference

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-10
Research By: CBR

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