Citizen Science 2020: Join Now!


  • Grow plants that produce edible fruit in your home garden
  • Submit photos to help us track pests and pollinators
  • Follow along with our blog and follow us on twitter @PhysalisProject
  • Growing instructions provided

Available to anyone interested in growing plants in the United States

We will provide you with the seeds of up to four species of Physalis, you do not need to grow all four species to participate:

Colombia (Physalis peruviana) (Goldenberry)
PHY 50 (Physalis pruinosa) (Groundcherry)
Pineapple (Physalis grisea) (Groundcherry)
Toma Verde (Physalis ixocarpa) (Tomatillo)

Request Seeds by February 1st to ensure shipment in time

Click here to sign up!

USGS Native Bee Lab

The USGS Native Bee Lab in Logan, Utah works to survey bee populations at a national scale. Their website has a wealth of information about native bee biology and species distributions across the country. They also curate resources for those interested to learn more about bee identification and monitoring.

Recently, The USGS Native Bee Lab had an Instagram post featuring Physalis , highlighting the specialist nature of some of the Physalis pollinators. Some species of bees, such as Colletes latitarsis depend on the Physalis genus as they only feed their babies pollen from this genus.

Check out the post below!