Plant Identification

Asked October 17, 2019, 2:13 PM EDT

What is the plant in the attached photo?

Marion County Oregon plant identification toxic plants

1 Response

The pale purple flower belongs to Nicandra physalodes, the shoofly plant. In the nightshade family, it is weedy and so we generally recommend gardeners dispose of it prior to seed-set. Here is information from NC State Extension Service about the plant and it’s toxicity: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/nicandra-physalodes/