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The scientific name of the apple of Peru plant is Nicandra physalodes and the plant is an interesting specimen. The apple of Peru plant is native to South America and is a member of the nightshade family that produces attractive flowers and it can also be used in a homemade insecticide. To learn more about the apple of Peru plant visit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to