Physalis virginiana Mill.
Virginia ground cherry
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Solanales||Potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others|
|Family||Solanaceae||Nightshade or potato family|
|Genus||Physalis||From the Greek physalis, “a bladder or bubble,” because of the inflated calyx|
|Species||virginiana||From or referring to Virginia|
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Physalis virginiana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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9/27/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt
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