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Physalis acutifolia

Sharpleaf Ground-cherry

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: disturbed areas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: oblong to ovate lanceolate
leaf margin3: dentate laciniate
Flower color2: white or whitish to yellow
Flowering period2: June to Sept.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Synonym(s)1: Physalis wrightii
Status: rare
Location where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge

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