Calflora
Taxon  Report   6483    
Physalis philadelphica  Lam.
Mexican groundcherry,  Tomatillo
Physalis philadelphica
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Physalis philadelphica
© 2006 Adonis (Don) Tate
Physalis philadelphica
© 2011 Louis-M. Landry
Physalis philadelphica, 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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Physalis philadelphica
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Physalis
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: agricultural weed, escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

 
More information about  Physalis philadelphica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on 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 (PHPH2)

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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