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Pale purple star cup shaped flowers from a black / green case. Leaves are dull green with small black spots on top. Grow up to 6 inch long, veined.
Plant is 1 metre tall, hard but not woody black / green stem. Deciduous? Perinneial???

Can you identity this plant?Can you identity this plant?Can you identity this plant?

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  • Posted: Sat. 12th October 2019 11:24

Re: Can you identity this plant?

Reply from Nicola

Hi Andy a few votes for Nicandra physalodes (Apple of Peru) on our social media. Hope that helps?
Best regards, Nicola

  • Posted: Sun. 13th October 2019 16:35

Me too!!

Reply from Anna Whittaker

Interesting, I was just about to post a question about the same exact plant. It seeded itself in my garden this year and I let it be to see what became of it. It’s now >2m tall and has branched our, full of flowers. The fruits look very much like physalis except pale green.
I live in Berkshire, where are you? Funny that it’s appeared in two gardens at the same time.
I hope it’s not invasive and difficult to remove...,

  • Posted: Sat. 19th October 2019 14:33

Me too! (Nearly)

Reply from Anna Whittaker

Further to me previous reply, mine isn’t in fact identical - it has no black spots on the leaves and the stem is green. It has no foetid odour which your plant is supposed to have.
Does the forum know if there are other varieties?

  • Posted: Sat. 19th October 2019 14:45