groundcherry, cutleaf

COMMON NAME: Groundcherry, cutleaf
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Physalis angulata
FAMILY: Solanaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Fruit a green berry enclosed in a calyx giving it a lantern type appearance. Leaves are solitary,
loosely dentate, ovate, alternate. Plant glabrous throughout with a general clammy appearance.
Flowers yellow in color with purple throat with five fused petals, five stamens, surrounding a single
pistil.
DESCRIPTION: Characteristic “lantern” pod enclosing a green fruit. Berry similar to tomato (same Solanaceae
family). Other characteristics similar to tomato include, a clammy appearance, single alternate
leaves, and five fused petal flowers.

Broad View Large field plant

Broad View
Large field plant

Additional Ten-ribbed calyx

Additional
Ten-ribbed calyx

Additional Close up of three pods and stem

Additional
Close up of three pods and stem

Leaf Leaf close up

Leaf
Leaf close up

Flower / Seed Head Flowers

Flower / Seed Head
Flowers

Leaf Stem

Leaf
Stem

Flower / Seed Head Flowers

Flower / Seed Head
Flowers