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Plant identification please

Hi, Can you help me, a friend picked up this from somewhere many years ago as a seed head, it has passion fruit type flower but not the right leaves to be that,

She says "It's easy to grow and prolific but can't find it in any of my books"

any suggestions would be much appreciated, Thanks




  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,152

    Nicandra physalodes or shoo fly plant

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  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    That little tomato thingy reminds me of some of the plants that grow in Queensland. Datura type things. Can't remember the name though!

  • Gid JoinerGid Joiner Posts: 33

    Nice one fidgetbones, image 

    Nicandra physalodes looks very much like this, I'm sure she will be very happy to finally put a name to it, & prob be able to learn more about it, 

    Thanks everyone, waterbutts - I hope it comes to you  , 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,894

    fidgetbones is absolutely correct as usual. I have grown them from seed this year as I read that they were fun looking. I am not sure though the flowers are a bit insipid although I quite like the purple and green seed pods

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    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
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