Calflora
Taxon  Report   6487    
Physalis viscosa  L.
Grape ground cherry
Physalis viscosa
© 2007 Zoya Akulova
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Physalis viscosa, 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 viscosa
© 2007 Zoya Akulova
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Physalis
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Physalis fuscomaculata
ICPN: Physalis cinerascens var. cinerascens
ICPN: Physalis cinerascens
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More information about  Physalis viscosa
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHVI17)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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