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Physalis heterophylla Nees var. heterophylla
clammy groundcherry

General Information
Symbol: PHHEH3
Group: Dicot
Family: Solanaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name
PHAM11 Physalis ambigua (A. Gray) Britton
PHHEA Physalis heterophylla Nees var. ambigua (A. Gray) Rydb.
PHHEC3 Physalis heterophylla Nees var. clavipes Fernald
PHHEN Physalis heterophylla Nees var. nyctaginea (Dunal) Rydb.
PHHEV2 Physalis heterophylla Nees var. villosa Waterf.
PHNY Physalis nyctaginea Dunal
PHSI3 Physalis sinuata Rydb.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae – Potato family
Genus Physalis L. – groundcherry
Species Physalis heterophylla Nees – clammy groundcherry
Variety Physalis heterophylla Nees var. heterophylla – clammy groundcherry

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Description of Values

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