Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Physalis longifolia Nutt. var. subglabrata (Mack. & Bush) Cronquist image
Photographer: David G. Smith           
Family Solanaceae
Physalis longifolia Nutt. var. subglabrata (Mack. & Bush) Cronquist
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: Native
Plant: mostly erect perennial, 16"-32" tall forb, widely branched; upper part of the stems with stiff hairs; colony-forming rhizomes
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2" long, shallow funnel shape; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:covered berry
Leaf:1 1/2"-4" long, mostly ovate and hairless or with a few hairs on the lower veins, long-stalked, often with wavy teeth
Habitat: moist to dry; fields, open woods, prairies
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Physalis macrophysa Rydb.
Physalis subglabrata Mack. & Bush
Physalis virginiana Mill. var. subglabrata (Mack. & Bush) Waterf.

         
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