- Nicotiana glauca is a perennial shrub or small tree that can grow up to 25 ft. (7.6 m) tall.
- 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 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.
- 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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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- California Invasive Plant Council
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- Reichard, Sarah. 1994. Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|