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Plant ID forum: Physalis angulata?

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 8, Sunset
Lake City, Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 11, 2013 7:47 PM CST
Growing now in zone 8 north central Florida in full sun.


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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 12, 2013 5:56 AM CST
There's several Physalis in Florida, P. angulata leaves are not like yours.

http://luirig.altervista.org/floranam/physalis.htm

Physalis arenicola is the closest I have found, if the photos are correct ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8334337@N03/3778267606/in/photo...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8334337@N03/3778666002/

http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2494

This specimen on Tropicos, Physalis arenicola var. ciliosa shows leaves which look a good match .. not for certain though.

http://www.tropicos.org/Image/43614

Name unresolved on The Plant List ..

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-50132480

Accepted name on ITIS is Physalis arenicola ..

http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic...







[Last edited by JRsbugs - May 12, 2013 5:56 AM (+)]
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
May 12, 2013 8:54 AM CST

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If it was growing here in Nebraska, I'd call it Physalis heterophylla:

https://www.google.com/search?q=physalis+heterophylla&safe=o...

http://www.missouriplants.com/Yellowalt/Physalis_heterophyll...

In Florida? Shrug!

Physalis can be a difficult.genus, I've watched botanists debate the proper ID of a Physalis specimen more times than I care to remember. There is quite a bit of ongoing debate over which species are even legitimate, which is probably why the Plant List describes P. arenicola as unresolved.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 8, Sunset
Lake City, Fl. (Zone 8b)
I'm a Charley's Girl!
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
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flaflwrgrl
May 12, 2013 7:01 PM CST
Okay. I looked at all of these plus many more & yes, it's a really tough call. Too close for me to say for sure & who knows; I may have more than one variety growing here. I found ones verified & collected in this county but there were more than one variety. So, since I can't say for sure then I'm putting it in the general Physalis entry.

Thanks to both of you! My appreciation. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 31, 2013 1:54 PM CST
I'm thinking that I may have sandhill ground cherry as well, but... try to find a good picture anywhere!
Have a look at these pics.
.............. Thumb of 2013-05-31/stone/6fd106......... Thumb of 2013-05-31/stone/5a1c3d

Pictures taken in the Georgia sandhills near Roberta GA.

* the leaves look different from the ones recorded at encyclopedia of life:
http://eol.org/pages/581064/overview

Mine actually looks closer to Physalis virginiana var. virginiana as per http://www.namethatplant.net/plantdetail.shtml?plant=1075
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 8, Sunset
Lake City, Fl. (Zone 8b)
I'm a Charley's Girl!
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
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flaflwrgrl
May 31, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Well, stone..... Yep, it's a hard call. To be safe I put mine in the general entry as I can't be positive on mine.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." ~~~ Will Rogers
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