Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.
Common Name: APPLE-OF-PERU, SHOO-FLY PLANT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A native of Peru, cultivated for its flowers and rarely a waif in disturbed ground. First collected by the First Survey in 1838 in Calhoun Co.; our few collections are almost all from before 1940. This looks much like a Physalis species, but with lilac-blue flowers.

Locations

Calhoun County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2700.