South Dakota Native Plant Research
Solanaceae : Physalis heterophylla

Solanaceae : Physalis heterophylla

R. Neil Reese, South Dakota State University

The Lakota name means womb, fruits


Physalis heterophylla is a(n) herbaceous, which grows 1.5 dm to 9 dm in height. This species is commonly found "sandy soil, pastures, roadsides, and disturbed areas -can also be. The leaves are alternate. Physalis heterophylla has yellow pale yellow flowers that bloom from May to October.