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Apple Of Peru (Nicandra physalodes)

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Nicandra Physalodes, or more commonly know as Apple Of Peru, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Nicandra. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Nicandra Physalodes or Apple Of Peru's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Nicandra
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Order: Solanales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I) CAN (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SWSS


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