Calflora
Taxon  Report   6475    
Physalis acutifolia  (Miers) Sandwith
Sharp leaf ground cherry,  Sharpleaf groundcherry
Physalis acutifolia
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Physalis acutifolia
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Physalis acutifolia
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Physalis acutifolia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Physalis acutifolia
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Physalis
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, agricultural weed

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Physalis wrightii
More information about  Physalis acutifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHAC6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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