Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Physalis longifolia Nutt. var. longifolia image
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Family Solanaceae
Physalis longifolia Nutt. var. longifolia
long-leaved ground-cherry, smooth long-leaved ground-cherry, tall ground-cherry
Physalis: from the Greek physalis, "a bladder," because of the inflated calyx
longifolia: longus for "long, extended;" folius for "leaves"
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: mostly erect perennial, 16"-32" tall forb, widely branched; upper part of the stems with stiff hairs; colony-forming rhizomes
Flower: yellow with dark spots in the center, 5-parted, 1/2"-2/3" wide, shallow funnel-shaped, stalked; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:covered berry
Leaf:1 1/2"-4" long, ovate to lance-like, mostly hairless or with a few hairs on the lower veins, long-stalked, entire or with wavy teeth
Habitat: moist to dry; fields, open woods, prairies

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