Nicandra


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Noun1.Nicandra - sturdy annual of Peru
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
apple of Peru, Nicandra physaloides, shoo fly - coarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
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WOONY URQUHART, BY EMAIL AIT'S Nicandra physalodes or shoo-fly plant.
Sarah Raven has some beautiful mixes, such as Venetian Cut Flower Meadow, a mixture of crimson and magenta poppies, cosmos and malope, with splashes of acid green and pale blue, thanks to dill and Nicandra.