Ivyleaf Ground-cherry - Physalis hederifolia
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Reported from Big Horn County, Montana (Dorn 1984). More information needed to determine the status of the species in the state.
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Perennial herbs, often branching from base and above, mostly 20-40 cm tall, prostrate to erect. Vestiture of stems variable but inlcuding longer and shorter hairs, often glandular or stellate. Petioles 3-25 cm. Leaves mostly 2-4 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, blades rounded-ovate to nearly orbicular, margins entire to coaresly toothed. Flower pedicels stout, 3-8(-13) mm long when flowering but to 30 mm in fruit. Calyx lobes 4-6 mm, lanceolate to triangular, tube 3-4 mm long; corolla 10-15 mm long, limb often reflexed, corolla yellow or greenish-yellow. Fruiting calyx 203 cm long, 1.5-2 cm wide, 10-angled/ribbed; anthers usually yellow, 1.5-3.5(-4) mm long. Berry 8-10(-15) mm diameter, reddish-brown to yellowish (adapted from: McGregor et al., 1986, Flora of the Great Plains).
Northern Mexico; CA east to LA, north to NV, MT, and SD (Kartesz in prep. 2012).
Sandy or rocky sites, stream valleys, roadsides, and waste areas.
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.