Nicotiana glauca

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Species: N. glauca
Scientific Name
Nicotiana glauca
Graham
Common Names

tree tobacco

Overview

Appearance
Nicotiana glauca is a perennial shrub or small tree that can grow up to 25 ft. (7.6 m) tall.
Foliage
Leaves are alternate, bluish to gray green in color, 1-4 in. (2.5-10.2 cm) long, pointed, and elliptic to oval shaped.
Flowers
Flowers are yellow, tubular, 1.25-2 in. (3.2-5 cm) long, and found in clusters at the end of the branches. Flowers bloom from early spring to late summer.
Fruit
Fruits are egg-shaped, 0.28-0.39 in. (7-10 mm) long, and has two compartments. Seeds are very small and dark brown in color.
Ecological Threat
N. glauca prefers open sites including stream beds, and roadsides. It is native to South America. All parts of Nicotiana glauca are extremely poisonous.

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