Physalis heterophylla Nees
Common Name: CLAMMY GROUND-CHERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 3
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Physalis heterophylla B. S. Walters

Dry sandy fields, hillsides, and banks; along trails in forests, grassy clearings, meadows; disturbed places, dumps, gravel pits, roadsides, railroads, parking lots; weedy sites near buildings, old gardens, cultivated ground, and on shores; invades forested areas after logging and fire.

This is our commonest species of Physalis, variable in pubescence but usually with stems densely covered with long, spreading, sticky, multicellular hairs, and with long anthers and pedicels, large fruiting calyces, and deep underground parts. Rarely, the hairs may be all non-sticky.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2704.