Plant Identification

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Stephany, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Stephany

    Stephany Member

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    Can anyone please identify this plant that has appeared in my garden

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  2. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Silver surfer is right, it's the shoo fly, it's also called Apple of Peru, maybe you heard of it by this name.
     
  4. Stephany

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    Thanks to Silver surfer and Treesrgood you have put my mind at rest it was realy bugging me

    Everyone I asked was totaly baffled, it is possible it came out of the bird feeder which is near by, i know it is said to be an Annual but hopefully I will get some more plants from the seed, it has certainly brightened up a patch which I keep totaly for spring flowers

    Thanks again what a great site

    Regards Stephany
     
  5. Barbara Lloyd

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    Stephany - it will produce a tomatillo type fruit, but only feed them to people you DON"T like. They are toxic to my understanding. This whole family of plants "Solanacea" is lovely. Some are delicious and some will make you ill. ;)) barb
     
  6. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Sounds like a way to get yourself shoo-ed into prison.
     
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