Photo: from Southeastern Flora
Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom Color: Creamy yellow with greenish dark purple throat.
Bloom Season: June – August
Suggested Uses: This is an excellent plant for the educational gardens. Ground Cherry is native to the prairie and thrives in sandy and poor quality soils.
Native Range: Native throughout most of the contiguous U.S. except for the West Coast. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Small bees
Flowers: Five-lobed, pendulous bell-shaped. Ground Cherry produces reddish-orange berries enclosed in papery sheaths – similar to a tomatillo.
Leaves: Similar to other plants in the Nightshade family.
Food Uses: All parts of this plant are toxic except for the fruit which are edible raw or cooked when ripe.
More information: USDA plant profile