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Deadly Witchdoctor plant sweeping Britain

Observed: 8th October 2013 By: DDDD’s reputation in PlantsDD’s reputation in PlantsDD’s reputation in PlantsDD’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

The title comes from a Daily Mail article I discovered while looking for this on the internet.
The plant is about 70cms and may have arrived via bird seed mixture.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

wortmaggot's picture

Sorry but this is definitely

Sorry but this is definitely not a Thornapple, but as David says, it is a Nicandra physalodes (shoo-fly plant). I have grown them myself.

David Trevan's picture

Nicandra physaloides

Also in the Solanaceae family. Nicandra is a commonly grown annual that usually self seeds once established.Lovely flowers!Flowering in my garden at the moment.Found on waste ground. Also spread from birdseed!Native to Peru.

David J Trevan

DD's picture

Thanks very much for the ID

I'm looking forward to seeing it in full bloom.

DD

dejayM's picture

seeds

Donald, should be seeding now - there are a LOT! But it's safe to put them about (I dare say!)
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