Physalis cinerascens var. cinerascens

Family (Traditional)Solanaceae
Species: Physalis cinerascens
Infrapecies:Physalis cinerascens A. S. Hitchcock var. cinerascens
Common NameSmallflower Groundcherry
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Rank: spiral; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; G4G5T3T5 (Global Rank)

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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Physalis mollis var. cinerascens Physalis mollis var. cinerascens (Dunal ex DC.) A.Gray
Physalis mollis var. parvifolia Physalis mollis var. parvifolia Rydb.
Physalis pensylvanica var. cinerascens Physalis pensylvanica var. cinerascens Dunal in DC.
Physalis pensylvanica var. sinuatodentata Physalis pensylvanica var. sinuatodentata
Physalis saltillensis Physalis saltillensis Fernald
Physalis viscosa var. cinerascens Physalis viscosa var. cinerascens (Dunal) Waterf.
Physalis viscosa var. yucatanensis Physalis viscosa var. yucatanensis Waterf.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos