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Physalis crassifolia  Benth.
Thick leaved ground cherry,   Yellow nightshade ground cherry,   Yellow nightshade groundcherry
Physalis crassifolia is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Bloom Period
Genus: Physalis
Family: Solanaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: MAJOR

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFPhysalis crassifolia var. versicolor
JEFPhysalis greenei
Information about  Physalis crassifolia from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHCR4)

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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/09/2022).