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Shoofly 2

Observed: 16th September 2012 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Shoofly 1
Shoofly 2
Shoofly Seed pod
Shoofly Lantern

I was woried about the validity of this, as a UK flower. But browsing the web, I see it is listed on the NBN Gateway as occurring as far north as Inverness. Well, it is MUCH further north than that!
It is certainly an 'escapee' but I have seen it in a number of semi-wild places. Over the past few years I have been asked to identify it quite a few times.
It is a prolific seeder.
Edit - added My Garden Tag

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Nicandra physaloides

Commonly grown garden plant,on the Isle of Wight it is recorded as a 'casual' garden escape.

David J Trevan

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Appeared in my garden last year - probably a bird seed plant also had Sorghum Cockspur grass and Nyger