Calflora
Taxon  Report   6476    
Physalis crassifolia  Benth.
Thick leaved ground cherry,  Yellow nightshade ground cherry, Yellow nightshade groundcherry
Physalis crassifolia
© 2018 Matt Berger
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Physalis crassifolia
© 2004 James M. Andre
Physalis crassifolia
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Physalis crassifolia, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Physalis crassifolia
© 2018 Matt Berger
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Physalis
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Physalis crassifolia var. crassifolia
ICPN: Physalis crassifolia var. versicolor
More information about  Physalis crassifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHCR4)

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 17, 2018).

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