Physalis angulata L. - Ground Cherry

Physalis angulata plant

Family - Solanaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Physalis angulata stem

Leaves - No info yet.

Physalis angulata leaves

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Physalis angulata calyx

Physalis angulata flowerCorolla and stamens.

Physalis angulata fruitFruit.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Alluvial soils along streams, waste and cultivated ground, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S., also in tropical America.

Other info. - This species can be found scattered mostly in the southern 2/3 of Missouri but is mostly absent from the central Ozark region of the state.
The plant is easy to identify becasue of its angled stems, blue-anthered flowers, and black-nerved fruits.
The ripe fruits of this species are edible.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Lee County, AL., 8-26-04.


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