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Physalis angulata L.
Cutleaf groundcherry

Physalis angulata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Solanaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Physalis angulata available from :

Physalis angulata has been found in the following 41 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Tilton Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native

Physalis angulata has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Physalis angulata has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Physalis angulata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Physalis angulata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Physalis angulata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton