L., Sp. Pl.183.1753 Herb, less than 1 m tall, generally densely pubescent on stems, leaves, pedicels, and calyces with long multicellular trichomes. Leaves alternate; petioles mostly 1-7 cm long; blades ovate, acute to acuminate, acute to subcordate and often unequal at base, mostly 2.5-9 cm long, 1.5-6 cm wide, entire or lobed to bluntly toothed. Flowers 5-parted, solitary in leaf axils; pedicels slender, mostly 3-6 mm long, to ca 1 cm long in fruit; flowering calyx 4-10 mm long, divided to middle or beyond, the lobes sharply acute; corolla campanulate, pale yellow, to 1 cm long, with a brown to black or purple spot at base inside and pubescence below the spots; anthers blue, 2-3 mm long, about as long as filaments; ovary ovoid, ca 1.5 mm long; style 4 mm long; stigma capitate. Fruiting calyces inflated, ovoid, to 3 cm long and 2 cm wide, sharply 5-angled with 10 ribs, greenish; berries globose, 1-1.8 cm diam, yellow; seeds numerous, disk-shaped, reticulate, ca 1 mm wide. Shattuck 45. Uncommon, occurring in clearings. Flowering and fruiting throughout the year. Individual plants flower over a long period and most have both flowers and fruits present. The fruits may be dispersed by animals or wind-the inflated calyx enables the wind to carry them for short distances.