E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Physalis peruviana L.
Peruvian groundcherry
Solanaceae (Potato family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants
Once images have been obtained, photographs of this species will be displayed in this window.Click on the image to enter our photo gallery.
Currently no image is available for this taxon.
E-Flora BC Static Map
Distribution of Physalis peruviana
Click here to view our interactive map and legend
Details about map content are available here
Click on the map dots to view record details.


This tender perennial from South America (Cape gooseberry) is occasionally grown for its sweet edible fruit. It was collected once as a waif near the Iona Island sewage lagoons, Richmond (T. Taylor 123 @ UBC).

Author: Frank Lomer, Honorary Research Associate, University of British Columbia Herbarium

Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Links

Additional Photo Sources

General References