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Physalis walteri (Walter's groundcherry)
Smith, R.W.

Physalis walteri

Physalis walteri Nutt.

Walter's Groundcherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s): Physalis elliottii, Physalis maritima, Physalis viscosa ssp. maritima, Physalis viscosa var. elliottii, Physalis viscosa var. maritima

USDA Symbol: PHWA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 2 feet in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , VA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-08-05
Research By: JAM

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