Taprooted, short-lived perennial to 1 m, thinly villous and ±viscid; lvs ovate or lance-ovate, 5-12 cm, acute or short-acuminate, entire; fls commonly 2-4 from the upper nodes, on pedicels 10-15 mm; cal-lobes narrowly triangular, acuminate; cor white with a pale yellow center, 3-4 cm wide; filaments slender; anthers 3 mm; fruiting cal 1.5 cm, round-ovoid, open at the end, nearly filled by the berry. Dry sandy soil; Que. to Sask., s. to Vt., Mich., Wis., and Minn. June-Aug. (Physalis g.; Chamaesaracha g.)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.