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Physalis virginiana


tem: perennial; 1’ to 2’ tall; branching; lightly hairy. Leaves: alternate; oval, tapering to both ends; blades 1 1/2” by 1/2”; leaf stalks 3/4” long, hairy; margins smooth to undulate to irregularly toothed; hairy above and below. Inflorescence: single flowers at the upper leaf axils, drooping. Flowers: corolla yellow, funnel-shaped, 3/4” across; calyx 3/8” long with pointed lobes; flowering from early June to early July. Fruits: orange to red berries, 1/4” in diameter, enclosed within the inflated calyx, 3/4” long; fruiting begins in mid-June.


Habitat: frequent on dry to moist prairies and in open woods; often associated with disturbed habitats.

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LuckyLogan 8 years ago

Thanks Will!

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Iowa, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2013
Submitted on Jul 31, 2013

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