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Long Leaf Ground Cherry (Physalic subglabrata (Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata)) - Wildflowers

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Long Leaf Ground Cherry
Physalic subglabrata (Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata)

Fruit of Long Leaf Ground Cherry
Fruit of Long Leaf Ground Cherry

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
3 - 5 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
July - September
 

Features

Drooping bell-like, flowers, pale yellow with purple or brown markings inside. Cherry tomato-like fruit in a green, papery covering.

Culture

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

Notes

Found in fields and pastures. Spreads by rhizomes.