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Plants may wilt or "flop" a few hours after a rain, especially in areas with poor soil drainage. Yellowing, starting with the lower leaves, may follow if the flooded conditions persist. The lower leaves may eventually die, while the bud remains green. Apparent injury may be more severe on older than on younger plants. Deep roots may be killed, so the tobacco develops a shallow root system. Partial drowning may result in stunted plants and premature flowering.
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Kingdom: Other damage agents
Phylum: Other damage agents
Class: Other damage agents
Order: Abiotic
Family: Other abiotic damage
Subject: drowning


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Sunday, March 10, 2002
Image last updated:
Friday, December 10, 2010