Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim
Leucophysalis grandiflora (Hook.) Rydb.
large-flowered ground-cherry, white-flowered ground-cherry
Leucophysalis: from Greek leukos, "white" and physalis, "a bladder"
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb|
|Flower: ||cream to white with pale yellow center, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, saucer-shaped, stalked; inflorescence usually 2-4 flowers from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.|
|Fruit:||berry almost filling the open-tipped covering|
|Leaf:||simple, oval with a pointed end|
|Habitat: ||dry; in rocky, sandy soil|