|Scientific Name||Physalis angulata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PHAN5|
|Common Name||Cut-leaf Groundcherry||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||30590|
|Description||Habitat: Moist soils along stream and lake margins, open woods, fields, roadsides and disturbed areas.
Plant: Erect annual 10 to 40 inches tall, branching from base, smooth to slightly hairy.
Leaves: Alternate, the blades are broad and large, usually ovate to ovate-lanceolate or wedge-shaped; 2 to 4-1/3 inches long and 1-3/8 to 3-1/8 inches wide, usually with toothed and/or incised edges; on petioles 1-3/8 to 3-1/8 inches long.
Inflorescence: Single, usually nodding flowers arising from leaf axils on pedicels 1/4 to 1-5/8 inches long; corollas are pale yellow, 5-lobed, 1/4 to 1/2-inch wide, with bluish-violet anthers; calyx is hairy, bell-shaped, about 1/4-inch long with 5 lobes.
Bloom Period: Spring and summer.
References: Kansas Wildlowers and Grasses, Missouri Wildflowers, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michale Eason and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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