Nicandra physaloides

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Noun1.Nicandra physaloides - coarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Nicandra, Nicandra - sturdy annual of Peru
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A vigorous plant, almost shrublike, with spreading branches, the shoo-fly plant grows up to 3 feet tall.
- WOONY URQUHART, BY EMAIL AIT'S Nicandra physalodes or shoo-fly plant. It seems to crop up from time to time, especially in veg gardens.
The shoo-fly plant WANDERING among the old roses, past the rustic pergola and through the fruit and vegetable area of David Darwent's Sheffield garden, it's easy to lose your sense of time.