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By Queenie

Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

Can someone please tell me the name of this flower and seed pod which just appeared in my garden
Many thanks




Nicandra physalodes, Shoo Fly plant and other names too. An annual which seems to get everywhere these days.

26 Sep, 2014


... Called Shoo Fly because it keeps flies away.

26 Sep, 2014


Thanks guys, how did it get here? My neighbour thought I was growing cannabis before it finally flowered!

26 Sep, 2014


Who knows, birds, wind, insects, or just by humans walking and spreading the seeds on the soles of their shoes.

The only role that each and every living thing serves that is on this earth is to propagate and continue life. That's the way nature works.

Please don't try and smoke it though. :O)

26 Sep, 2014


Aha...gave that up along time ago☺️

Gardening is much more satisfying, and occasionally rewarding.....

Looked it up on RHS site for discover more about the Shoo Fly name....and I see that it is likely to have come from my bird seed which I have suspended everywhere.

Thanks again for interest and response......Q

27 Sep, 2014

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