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Ground Cherry (Physalis heterophylla) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Ground Cherry
Physalis heterophylla

Ground Cherry
Ground Cherry

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
June - September
 

Features

Nodding yellow flowers with brown centers, followed by yellowish, cherry tomato-like fruit in a green, papery covering.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils. Tolerates some dryness.

Notes

Found in prairies.