Physalis angulata Linnaeus
Solanaceae (Nightshade) Family
Plant is an upright, smooth to hairy perennial with a rhizome from which new growth emerges. Preferred habitat is roadsides and waste sites. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem; one whole part; stalked;
lance-like to oval; no teeth and no lobes or occasionally with
teeth. Tip is pointed and base is wedge-
The flowers are in the leaf axil; solitary; bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. The calyx is 5-lobed; the corolla is bell-shaped with wavy tips. Flowers occur in the spring.