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I've had a self sown plant growing in my garden this year - annual, lots of leaf on stems about 3' tall, cup shaped blue flowers then seed pods in lanterns like this - can't, for the life of me, remember what it's called!!

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It's the Shoo-Fly plant (Nicandra physalodes).

The calyx looks very like the closely related genus Physalis, hence the species name. Nice skeletonisation of those calyxes too :-)

I have a similar effect on my Physalis (picture in my photo's) skeletonised by slugs and snails!

26 Oct, 2010


I call the Nicandra plants Chinese Lanterns.

27 Oct, 2010


Thanks both - that's the one :D

27 Oct, 2010

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