Physalis virginiana Mill.
Family: Solanaceae
lance-leaved ground-cherry,  more...
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Arthur Meeks  
Etymology: Physalis: from the Greek physalis, "a bladder," because of the inflated calyx
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-36" tall forb; upper part of the stems with dense, soft hairs; colony-forming rhizomes
Leaves: stalked, mostly broadly-ovate with a sharp point and rounded to heart-shaped base, usually 1 1/4"- 3" long, entire or with irregular wavy teeth, hairy on both sides
Flowers: yellow with dark spots in the center, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, shallow funnel-shaped, stalked; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: green berry, the covering much larger than the berry, the tip mostly closed, base notched, and hairy all over
Habitat: dry; woods, prairies; in sandy soil
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Stephen L. Solheim  
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Christopher Noll  
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from USDA Plants website  
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Merel R. Black  
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Arthur Meeks  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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from USDA Plants website  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Robert Bierman  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Derek Anderson  
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