Physalis virginiana

ClassificationDicots
FamilySolanaceae
Family (Traditional)Solanaceae
GenusPhysalis
SpeciesPhysalis virginiana Mill.
Common NameVirginia groundcherry
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 3.1
C value 3
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bullitt (KY), Clinton (KY), Crittenden (KY), Grayson (KY), Hardin (KY), Henry (KY), Hickman (KY), Livingston (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), Marion (KY), Nelson (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Powell (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Bedford (TN), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Claiborne (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hamblen (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hickman (TN), Houston (TN), Jackson (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), White (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU, UOS, VDB, APSC, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1934 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100674348 Marion Kentucky 03 May 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
4780
EKY
Physalis virginiana
31234100674330 Clinton Kentucky 22 Jun 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-197
EKY
Physalis virginiana
31234100674397 Knox Tennessee 18 May 1980 H. DeSelm
EKY
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191941 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191933 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191931 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191945 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0192216 Henry Kentucky
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191935 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191939 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191944 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191943 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191942 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191932 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191948 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
31234100674355 Marion Kentucky 29 Jun 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
5842
EKY
Physalis virginiana
31234100674371 Rockcastle Kentucky 30 May 1979 Jeffrey D. Sole
EKY
Physalis virginiana
31234100743655 Logan Kentucky 27 Mar 1976 Elizabeth M. Browne
76B5.4
EKY
Physalis virginiana
31234100674363 Powell Kentucky 23 May 2001 Timothy J. Weckman
6304
EKY
Physalis virginiana
31234100674389 Todd Kentucky 30 May 1979 Jeffery Sole
EKY
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191934 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191946 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191940 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191949 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191930 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191947 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191929 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0192215 Henry Kentucky
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191936 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0192214 Henry Kentucky
TENN
Physalis virginiana
APSC0049050 Grayson Kentucky 15 May 1977 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0054912 Montgomery Tennessee 28 May 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0083887 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0001654 Lyon Kentucky 26 May 1966 W H Ellis
1254
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0023129 Nelson Kentucky 19 May 1977 Jerry and Carol Baskin
1917
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0001655 Trigg Kentucky 28 May 1966 W H Ellis
1304
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0081025 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0010933 Claiborne Tennessee 15 Jul 1989 H.R. DeSelm
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0097999 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0083888 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0083889 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0084315 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Physalis virginiana
HTTU016504 Hickman Kentucky
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
HTTU009674 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
HTTU016509 Franklin Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191938 Houston Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0191937 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
APSC0087512 Logan Kentucky 09 May 2017 Mason Brock
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0001657 Giles Tennessee 29 Apr 2004 D Estes
5897
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0070313 Warren Kentucky 22 May 1988 Max Medley
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0119358 Livingston Kentucky
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0024883 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Oct 1969 Jerry and Carol Baskin
781
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0001653 Stewart Tennessee 11 May 1967 H C Phillips
27282
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0001656 Bradley Tennessee 26 May 1934 A J Sharp, L R Hesler
976
APSC
Physalis virginiana
APSC0084316 Owen Kentucky
APSC
Physalis virginiana
HTTU009676 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
HTTU025634 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
HTTU009675 White Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
HTTU009673 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
HTTU024689 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
HTTU016507 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
HTTU016508 Hickman Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
UCHT025894 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT034813 Bradley Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT039062 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT037498 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT025893 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT037531 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UTM01600 Lake Tennessee
UTM
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149708 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149700 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149695 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149709 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149697 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149696 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149701 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
HTTU025449 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis virginiana
MTSU018916 Davidson Tennessee 01 Aug 2001 Angela Cathey
293
MTSU
Physalis virginiana
TENN-V-0245199 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Physalis virginiana
UCHT025896 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT037497 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT037524 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT037527 Bedford Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT034812 Bradley Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT025895 Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UCHT034814 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis virginiana
UOS06050 Coffee Tennessee 04 Jun 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Physalis virginiana
UOS06045 Franklin Tennessee 23 May 2001 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149694 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149705 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149706 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149699 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149704 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149703 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149710 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149702 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT121775 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149707 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149693 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149698 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
BRIT149692 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis virginiana
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Physalis virginiana - Ashley B. Morris
Physalis virginiana - Ashley B. Morris
Physalis virginiana - Ashley B. Morris
Physalis virginiana - Ashley B. Morris
Physalis virginiana - Ashley B. Morris
Physalis virginiana - Ashley B. Morris
Physalis virginiana - Ashley B. Morris
Physalis virginiana - Ashley B. Morris
Physalis virginiana - Milo Pyne
Physalis virginiana - Milo Pyne
Physalis virginiana - Milo Pyne
Physalis virginiana - Milo Pyne
Physalis virginiana - Milo Pyne
Physalis virginiana - Milo Pyne
Physalis virginiana - Theo Witsell
Physalis virginiana - Theo Witsell