Feb. 7, 2020

Walter's groundcherry, Physalis walteri

Walter's groundcherry is set apart from others of its kind by the velvety feel of the plant, and by the lack of defined dark areas in the throat of the corolla. Walter's berries are said to rival tomatillos in taste, and have also been compared to strawberries. I'll believe it when I taste it! Be careful, the plant and unripe fruit are toxic. This species grows in open areas in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and VA. Brevard Co FL, 1/27/13. Nightshade family, Solanaceae.