Nicotiana species [Solanaceae]

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Scientific Name Nicotiana obtusifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
NIOB
Common Name Desert Tobacco ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
508057
Family Solanaceae (Nightshade) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils, along washes.
Plant: Erect grey-green perennial 8 to 36 inches tall; covered with small hairs and glands.
Leaves: Lower leaves petiolate and oblanceolate or spatulate, 2 to 5 inches long; upper leaves sessile and lanceolate to oblong-ovate.
Inflorescence: Small white, pale cream, or greenish yellow, tubular blossoms borne in clusters, each less than 1 inch long.
Bloom Period: March to November.
References: SEINet and www.americansouthwest.net.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Nicotiana repanda USDA PLANTS Symbol
NIRE
Common Name Fiddleleaf Tobacco ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
30565
Family Solanaceae (Nightshade) Click Here
Description Habitat: Sandy or clay soils in moist areas along streams and roadsides and in ravines and pastures.
Plant: Erect loosely-branched perennial up to 36 inches tall; foliage smooth or somewhat glandular-hairy.
Leaves: Alternate; lower leaves on winged petioles and obovate, up to 8 inches long and 4 inches wide and wavy margins; smaller upper leaves auriculate-clasping, ovate and deeply notched.
Inflorescence: White tubular blossoms borne in clusters, each tube about 2-1/2 inches long flaring to 1-1/4 inches wide; 5 pointed lobes.
Bloom Period: March to November.
References: "Shinners & Mahler’s Flora of North Central Texas" by Diggs, Lipscomb and O’Kennon, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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