Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.
Family: Solanaceae
apple-of-Peru
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Kurt Stüber  
Etymology: Nicandra: after Nicander, poet of Colophon, Asia Minor, who wrote on the subject of plants around 100 BC
Plants: erect, annual, 4"-50" tall, smooth forb
Leaves: long stalked, ovate, roughly-toothed
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 3/4" wide, bell-shaped, stalked, nodding; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: covered, dry berry
Habitat: roadsides, disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Nicandra physalodes image
Nicandra physalodes image
Christopher Noll  
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Kurt Stüber  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Nicandra physalodes image
Nicandra physalodes image
Nicandra physalodes image
Nicandra physalodes image
Nicandra physalodes image
Nicandra physalodes image
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