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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 26 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Swansea

  • State

    South Carolina

  • Posted by

    kk4wildflws

Notes:

Growing on a sandy, slightly moist bank on the edge of a trail. Soft green leaves and stems. Leaves have hairs/spikes (soft) underneath. The flowers bloom in May and are 1/2 wide and far downward. The seed pod looks like a okra. The plant dies back in winter.

Comments

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Stone – I’m pretty sure you hit it with the first one – the walteri.

    June 3rd, 2014 at 12:59pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Stone – Thanks for the extra effort. I’ll study all your references and learn something.

    June 3rd, 2014 at 12:49pm

  • kk4wildflws Apprentice says:

    Thanks so much for trying to pin this down! I really appreciate it. It wasn’t in any of my books and is a new plant for me. I love the cool seed/fruit pods that it is now producing. It is a unique plant.

    June 2nd, 2014 at 7:52pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    I’ve run into blank walls trying to identify my native physalis… As can be seen on this thread…. http://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/16848/Physalis-angulata/ Neither of us were able to pin down exactly which plants we had…

    June 2nd, 2014 at 1:16pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Also for your consideration… Physalis mollis http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=phmo9_001_ahp.jpg

    June 2nd, 2014 at 1:18pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Naming it physalis… Is the easy part. Finding the second name is more difficult. Possible match for physalis walteri http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=phwa4

    June 2nd, 2014 at 1:53pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Stone – are you sure? I’m not an expert, by any means, but the leaf seems a little different from the ground cherries I’ve seen, and (although very young) the fruit doesn’t seem to have the lantern-like husk. If you are, do you know the species?

    June 2nd, 2014 at 11:36am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    ground cherry (physalis sp.) Not all Physalis species bear edible fruit….

    June 2nd, 2014 at 7:05am

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