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Sonoran Desert Plants
Physalis acutifolia (Sharpleaf Ground-cherry)



Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: dentate-laciniate,oblong to ovate-lanceolate,alternate,simple
Flower Color: white or whitish to yellow
Flowering Period: June to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: rare
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 28 (7.5 MB pdf)

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






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