Taxon  Report   6476 
Physalis crassifolia  Benth.
Thick leaved ground cherry,  Yellow nightshade ground cherry, Yellow nightshade groundcherry
Physalis crassifolia
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
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Physalis crassifolia
© 2005 Michael W. Tuma
Physalis crassifolia
© 2003 Michael Charters
Physalis crassifolia, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Physalis crassifolia
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Physalis
Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Physalis crassifolia var. crassifolia
ICPN: Physalis crassifolia var. versicolor
More information about  Physalis crassifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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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:   (Accessed: Jun 17, 2018).

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