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Physalis viscosa L.
Habit: Perennial herb 1--4 dm, few-branched, forming colonies; hairs branched, few, small, nonglandular. Leaf: 3--5 cm, ovate, entire to irregular-wavy-toothed; base tapered or obtuse. Inflorescence: pedicel 5--15 mm, in fruit < 25 mm. Flower: calyx 8--9 mm, in fruit 20--30 mm, 10-ribbed; corolla 14--17 mm wide, bell-shaped, yellow with dark yellow or yellow-green center, unspotted; anthers 4 mm, yellow. Chromosomes: n=12.
Ecology: Disturbed places, fields, roadsides as waif; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to central United States, eastern Mexico. Flowering Time: Evidently unrecorded in California, May--Jul in TX, +- all year in southern Texas
Synonyms: Physalis mollis Nutt.; Physalis viscosa var. cinerascens (Dunal) Waterf.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Physalis pubescens var. integrifolia
Next taxon: Salpichroa
Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2017. Physalis viscosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38095, accessed on January 18, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 18, 2017.