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Nicotiana glauca Graham


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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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana

Other System Links

Plants: NIGL
Bayer: NIOGL
GRIN: 25270
ITIS: 30574


Category: Hardwood Trees
Category: Shrub or Subshrub