Longleaf Ground-cherry - Physalis longifolia
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Though uncommon and apparently native to the state, the species tolerates and even prefers disturbed habitats such as roadsides. As a result, the species does not appear to a suitable target for further tracking or conservation efforts.
Stems ascending to erect, usually branched, 8–40 cm. Herbage glabrate to strigose. Leaves: blades lanceolate, entire to sinuate, 2–7 cm long; petioles 5–30 mm long. Flowers: pedicels 5–15 mm long, calyx tube 6–12 mm long, twice as long as the lobes, short-hairy on the veins and margins; corolla 10–15 mm long, limb 10–15 mm wide. Berry ca. 15 mm long, the swollen calyx 2–3 cm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
MT to ON south to AZ, UT, LA and VA (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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- King, L.A. 1980. Effects of topsoiling and other reclamation practices on nonseeded species establishment on surface mined land at Colstrip, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 129 p.