Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber
Family Solanaceae
Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.
apple-of-Peru
Nicandra: after Nicander, poet of Colophon, Asia Minor, who wrote on the subject of plants around 100 BC
physalodes: presumably meaning "bladder-like"
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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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Atropa physalodes L.
Physalodes physalodes (L.) Britton

         
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