Taxon  Report   6484 
Physalis pubescens  L.
Husk tomato
Physalis pubescens
© 2016 Wynn Anderson
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Physalis pubescens
© 2016 Wynn Anderson
Physalis pubescens
© 2011 Louis-M. Landry
Physalis pubescens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Physalis pubescens
© 2011 Louis-M. Landry
agricultural weed
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Physalis pubescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 26, 2016).

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