Clammy ground cherry
Clammy ground cherry
Physalis heterophylla
Nightshade Family - Solanaceae
Hanging from leaf axils are single, stalked, bell-shaped flowers. Each flower is about to 1 inch wide, yellow with a brownish center and is edged by 5 shallow lobes. All parts of this hairy plant produce a sticky sensation when touched. Leaves are 1 to 4 inches long, egg-shaped, coarsely toothed and usually with a rounded, but at times heart-shaped, base.
(Photographed at Dolman Ridge Road, Ottawa, Ontario - July 6, 2002)
  Pathology Images Inc. 2002 2002