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Strawberry-Tomato (Physalis grisea (Waterf.) M. Martínez)

Also known as downy ground-cherry.

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Introduced 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.

This plant is uncommon to rare in most of its range, but it may be under-reported due to formerly being lumped in with the husk tomato (Physalis pubescens). It has expanded northwest in the eastern portion of its range, but has also been introduced at several sites on the west coast. Like other Physalis, it can grow as a weed in cropland, which likely facilitates its spread and transport to new areas.