Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.
(Nicandra physaloides)
SOLANACEAE
apple of Peru, shoofly plant, wild hops, Peru apple, Chinese lantern, wild gooseberry, belladona
Unknown, Minor problem species
Origin: South America
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Erect branched annual herbs up to 1.5 m high. Pale purple flowers. Winged pods hollow-stemmed, branched annual to 2m with pale blue, bell-shaped flowers with a leafy calyx. The winged, papery calyx expands to enclose the orange berries.
Key Features:
Control: conventional herbicides and shallow cultivation when in the seedling stage
Comments:
More information:
NRCS Plants Database

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada.

Photo - flowers/leaves



William S. Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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