Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
B. S. Walters
Dry sandy fields, hillsides, and banks; along trails in forests, grassy clearings, meadows; disturbed places, dumps, gravel pits, roadsides, railroads, parking lots; weedy sites near buildings, old gardens, cultivated ground, and on shores; invades forested areas after logging and fire.
This is our commonest species of Physalis, variable in pubescence but usually with stems densely covered with long, spreading, sticky, multicellular hairs, and with long anthers and pedicels, large fruiting calyces, and deep underground parts. Rarely, the hairs may be all non-sticky.