Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Leucophysalis grandiflora (Hook.) Rydb. image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

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Mary E. Bartkowiak

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Solanaceae
Leucophysalis grandiflora (Hook.) Rydb.
large-flowered ground-cherry, white-flowered ground-cherry
Leucophysalis: from Greek leukos, "white" and physalis, "a bladder"
grandiflora: large-flowered
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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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Chamaesaracha grandiflora (Hook.) Fernald
Physalis grandiflora Hook.

         
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