Taxon  Report   6480 
Physalis lancifolia  Nees
Narrow leaf tomatillo
Physalis lancifolia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Genus: Physalis
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
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TJM2: Physalis angulata var. lancifolia
More information about  Physalis lancifolia
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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