General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2 to 3.3 feet
Fruit: Showy
Other: Up to 1 inch long inflated, lantern-shaped papery husk, each containing a single fleshy berry with numerous seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Yellow
Other: White to pale yellow with broad bright yellow center.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Sharp-Leaf Ground Cherry
  • Sharpleaf Groundcherry
  • Wright Groundcherry

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