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
Genus: Physalis
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Physalis fuscomaculata
ICPN: Physalis cinerascens var. cinerascens
ICPN: Physalis cinerascens
ICPN: Physalis mollis var. mollis
ICPN: Physalis mollis
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 19, 2018).

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