Taxon  Report   6485 
Physalis pubescens  L.  var. grisea  Waterf.
Gray ground cherry
Physalis pubescens var. grisea
© © 2014 Steven Harris
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Physalis pubescens var. grisea
© 2014 Steven Harris
Physalis pubescens var. grisea
© 2014 Steven Harris
Physalis pubescens var. grisea, 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 pubescens var. grisea
© 2014 Steven Harris
Genus: Physalis
Parent Record Physalis pubescens
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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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Physalis grisea
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XWALK: Physalis neomexicana
More information about  Physalis pubescens var. grisea
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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 24, 2017).

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