Physalis grisea (Waterf.) M. Martínez
Synonym: Physalis pubescens
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

P. pubescens of Michigan Flora

Common farther south; only adventive in Michigan, as a weed of gardens and disturbed areas. First collected in 1906 in St. Clair Co.

Generally recognizable by its smaller flowers and calyces, together with shorter anthers and pedicels, although an exception may occur to any feature mentioned in the key. Sometimes recognized as P. pubescens Porter & J. M. Coult. var. grisea Waterf., but we follow Martínez (1993).


Houghton County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. March 18, 2018.