Ground Cherry, New Mexican - Physalis subulata var. neomexicana

Family: Nightshade - (Solanaceae) Native


On trail before church near "Prine Location" sign (N35D33'03.941 X W105D41'24.480)

Flowers first observed: 8/4/17

The Plant w/Flowers

The Flower

Seed Pods



"AZ, CO, NM, TX" (


Flower Color (ray flower or if lacking, then disk flower color for Asteraceae Family),Main flower color: Yellow, Perianth conspicuously spotted, dotted, blotched, striped or multicolored, Spring flowering, Summer flowering, Fall flowering, Herbaceous." (

Ethnobotanical Uses


"Apache, Chiricahua & Mescalero Special Food Fresh fruit eaten by children as a delicacy. Keres, Western Fruit Berries used for food. Navajo Fruit Raw fruit used for food. Pueblo Fruit Berries eaten fresh or boiled. Tewa Fruit Berries used for food." (Moerman 396)

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