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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Nicandra physalodes   FAMILY Solanaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nicandra physalodes   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-02-001:
Nicandra physalodes   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Physalodes physalodes

 

COMMON NAME:
Apple-of-Peru, Shoo-fly-plant


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image of Nicandra physalodes, Apple-of-Peru, Shoo-fly-plant

Keith Bradley    kab_n_physalodes_6898

February    Miami-Dade County    FL

Leaves to 8" long, coarsely and unevenly toothed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Nicandra physalodes, Apple-of-Peru, Shoo-fly-plant

Keith Bradley    kab_n_physalodes_6904

February    Miami-Dade County    FL

Similar to Physalis, but flower light blue and much larger (1-1.5" wide), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Nicandra physalodes, Apple-of-Peru, Shoo-fly-plant

Keith Bradley    kab_n_physalodes_6909

February    Miami-Dade County    FL

The specific epithet "physlodes" suggests its similarity to Physalis, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Nicandra physalodes   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nicandra physalodes   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 165-02-001:
Nicandra physalodes   FAMILY Solanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Physalodes physalodes

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2848

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Peru

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Disturbed places, such as cultivated fields and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Weakly 5-lobed, broadly campanulate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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