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Apple of Peru

The shoo-fly plant is an annual that is sometimes grown from seed to add interest to borders. However, as occasional seedlings may appear in the garden (such as from bird-sown seed or seed fallen from a bird feeder), it is sometimes thought of as a weed.

It is a member of the Solanaceae or potato family

The plants and fruits are not considered to be edible, although there are no reports that they are harmful

A native to South America

Can be found on bare, waste and cultivated ground

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