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Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Stephany, Sep 6, 2010.
Can anyone please identify this plant that has appeared in my garden
Looks like Nicandra phsalodes. Common name shoo fly.
Silver surfer is right, it's the shoo fly, it's also called Apple of Peru, maybe you heard of it by this name.
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
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
Sounds like a way to get yourself shoo-ed into prison.
Here is a batch on information on your Nicandra. barb