Physalis alkekengi L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A Eurasian species, grown as an ornamental (for its calyx) and rarely escaping or spreading by rhizomes if not seeds. Near old gardens, railroads, and disturbed ground. First collected in 1934 in Houghton Co.

A very distinctive species, sometimes placed into another genus as Alkekengi officinarum Moench

Dry plants keep well for winter bouquets.


Baraga County
Cass County
Houghton County
Kalamazoo County
Marquette County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. March 22, 2018.