Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Physalis angulata L.
cutleaf groundcherry, ground cherry, lanceleaf groundcherry, purple vien groundcherry, southwest groundcherry
Unknown, Minor problem species
Origin: Southern North America
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Erect, branched annual herb up to 0.45 m tall, with shallow taproot. Flowers about 10 mm in diameter, yellow, often with mauve centres. Fruits enclosed in inflated bladdery calyx.
Key Features:
Control: conventional herbicides and shallow cultivation when in the seedling stage
More information:
NRCS Plants Database


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada.

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Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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