large-flowered ground-cherry, white-flowered ground-cherry
Etymology: Leucophysalis: from Greek leukos, "white" and physalis, "a bladder"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Leaves: simple, oval with a pointed end
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: berry almost filling the open-tipped covering
Habitat: dry; in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5 WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos