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Sonoran Desert Plants
Physalis versicolor (Desert Ground-cherry, tomatillo del desierto)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Physalis versicolor

 Physalis versicolor

 Physalis versicolor

 Physalis versicolor

 Physalis versicolor

 Physalis versicolor

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: subshrub
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Feb. to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 29 (7.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Physalis versicolor (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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