Nicotiana obtusifolia

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Scientific Name Nicotiana obtusifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Desert Tobacco ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Solanaceae (Nightshade)
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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
Texas Status

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