Physalis hederifolia

Family Solanaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesPerennial Ground Cherry, Sticky Cape Gooseberry, Sticky Ground Cherry
SynonymsPhysalis hederaefolia orth. var. A.Gray; Physalis lanceolata Michx.; Physalis viscosa L.
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc), Fleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)0.6
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, SA, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Pastures, Roadsides, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1920

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 2

Species has either an increase in the area of suitable habitat or habitat suitability of observations under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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