|Scientific Name||Nicotiana obtusifolia||USDA PLANTS Symbol||NIOB|
|Common Name||Desert Tobacco||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||508057|
|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; corolla tube with 5 lobes, flared and bent backward when mature; 5 yellowish stamens.
Bloom Period: March to November.
References: SEINet and American Southwest.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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