Taxon  Report   6481    
Physalis lobata  Torr.
Lobed ground cherry
Physalis lobata
© 2005 James M. Andre
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Physalis lobata
© 2005 James M. Andre
Physalis lobata
© 2012 Duncan S. Bell
Physalis lobata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Physalis lobata
© 2005 James M. Andre
Genus: Physalis
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: playas

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Quincula lobata

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Quincula lobata
More information about  Physalis lobata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).