Taxon: Physalis longifolia Nutt.

Genus: Physalis
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Physaleae
Subtribe: Physalinae
Nomen number: 316776
Place of publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 5:193. 1836
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • common ground-cherry  (Source: F GPlains) - English
  • longleaf ground-cherry  (Source: Intermt F) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: (fide Intermt F)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Mexico
    • Eastern Canada: Canada Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia
    • Western Canada: Canada Manitoba

  • Naturalized


  • Chester, E. W. et al. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants. (Atlas Tenn)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  • Duncan, W. H. & J. T. Kartesz Vascular flora of Georgia: an annotated checklist. (L Georgia)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Kartesz, J. T. & R. Kartesz A synonomized checklist of the flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can)
  • Kindscher, K. et al. 2012. The ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology of wild tomatillos, Physalis longifolia Nutt., and related Physalis species: A review Econ. Bot. 66:298-310.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. (F NE US)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. (Atlas GPlains)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. (F SonorDes)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. (F Missouri)
  • Waterfall, U. T. 1967. Physalis in Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies (Rhodora) 69:119.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. 1998 (F Florida)

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