Physalis peruviana L.
Peruvian groundcherry
Solanaceae (Potato family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


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Distribution of Physalis peruviana
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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