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Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata

Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata
smooth groundcherry
Synonym(s) Physalis subglabrata
Common name smooth groundcherry
Family solanaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow
Size 18-30"
Light sun-part shade

Not a common weed in our garden - I spotted one low-growing plant in a flower border one summer - already blooming (but its flowers face downward, so the distinctive patterning isn't obvious until you get up close and personal). The foliage had been savagely attacked by flea beetles (a few can be seen in the photo), making for a rather sad specimen.

This is a weed in our garden

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