Nicandra physalodes

Nicandra physalodes

toxic plant in the family Solanaceae; contains an unidentified toxin which causes sudden death, ruminal tympany; called also apple of Peru.
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DELICATE The pod of nicandra physalodes, the Shoo fly plant, and its splendid lavender flowers, below.
Nicandra physalodes, the Shoo fly plant, produces splendid lavender flowers
The poisonous properties of Nicandra physalodes are similar to those found in several other members of the potato family, such as the nicotine contained in tobacco plants, which works as a powerful insecticide.
Schott Nicandra physalodes Solanaceae S America (L.
Nicandra physalodes, or the shoo-fly, is an annual from the solanaceaea (the potato family) and creates a real presence in the border.