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Cutleaf Groundcherry (Physalis angulata L.)

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

Although the fruit of this tomatillo relative is edible and sometimes eaten, this species is rarely cultivated; it spreads primarily as a weed in cultivated crops. It has expanded both northwest into California and Nevada, and northeast along the east coast, where it is rare and scattered. We mark both populations expanded because they are adjacent to the native range and seem to be spreading without intentional planting.