Latin name: Physalis crassifolia Benth.
  Pronunciation: FIS-a-lis kras-i-FO-lee-a

  Common name: Thick-leaved ground-cherry
  Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade)
  Habitat: Sandy, gravelly or rocky washes, flats and
  slopes to 4000', creosote bush scrub, both deserts
  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Physalis
  2) crassifolia
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