Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.
Nicandra: after Nicander, poet of Colophon, Asia Minor, who wrote on the subject of plants around 100 BC
physalodes: presumably meaning "bladder-like"
|Status: ||Introduced - adventive|
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 4"-50" tall, smooth forb|
|Flower: ||blue, 5-parted, 3/4" wide, bell-shaped, stalked, nodding; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.|
|Fruit:||covered, dry berry|
|Leaf:||long stalked, ovate, roughly-toothed|
|Habitat: ||roadsides, disturbed areas|