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Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca.

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Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca. Also called: Mustard Tree, Wild Tobacco, Wildetabak, Mexican Tobacco, Coneton, San Juan Tree, Tobacco Plant, Akkue Musa, Cestrum, Corneton, Jantwak, Le Tabaque Glauque, Mahasatpurush, Masseyss, Palau Pazau, Satpurush, Tabaco Cimarron, Taba, Don Juan, Isil Pivat, Brazillian Tree Tobacco, and Yellow Tree Tobacco. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca
Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca. Also called: Mustard Tree, Wild Tobacco, Wildetabak, Mexican Tobacco, Coneton, San Juan Tree, Tobacco Plant, Akkue Musa, Cestrum, Corneton, Jantwak, Le Tabaque Glauque, Mahasatpurush, Masseyss, Palau Pazau, Satpurush, Tabaco Cimarron, Taba, Don Juan, Isil Pivat, Brazillian Tree Tobacco, and Yellow Tree Tobacco. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca. Also called: Mustard Tree, Wild Tobacco, Wildetabak, Mexican Tobacco, Coneton, San Juan Tree, Tobacco Plant, Akkue Musa, Cestrum, Corneton, Jantwak, Le Tabaque Glauque, Mahasatpurush, Masseyss, Palau Pazau, Satpurush, Tabaco Cimarron, Taba, Don Juan, Isil Pivat, Brazillian Tree Tobacco, and Yellow Tree Tobacco. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glaucaTree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca
Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca. Also called: Mustard Tree, Wild Tobacco, Wildetabak, Mexican Tobacco, Coneton, San Juan Tree, Tobacco Plant, Akkue Musa, Cestrum, Corneton, Jantwak, Le Tabaque Glauque, Mahasatpurush, Masseyss, Palau Pazau, Satpurush, Tabaco Cimarron, Taba, Don Juan, Isil Pivat, Brazillian Tree Tobacco, and Yellow Tree Tobacco. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca. Also called: Mustard Tree, Wild Tobacco, Wildetabak, Mexican Tobacco, Coneton, San Juan Tree, Tobacco Plant, Akkue Musa, Cestrum, Corneton, Jantwak, Le Tabaque Glauque, Mahasatpurush, Masseyss, Palau Pazau, Satpurush, Tabaco Cimarron, Taba, Don Juan, Isil Pivat, Brazillian Tree Tobacco, and Yellow Tree Tobacco. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glaucaTree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca

Tree Tobacco.
Nicotiana glauca, Nightshade Or Potato Family ( Solanaceae ), Tree Tobacco. Also called: Mustard Tree, Wild Tobacco, Wildetabak, Mexican Tobacco, Coneton, San Juan Tree, Tobacco Plant, Akkue Musa, Cestrum, Corneton, Jantwak, Le Tabaque Glauque, Mahasatpurush, Masseyss, Palau Pazau, Satpurush, Tabaco Cimarron, Taba, Don Juan, Isil Pivat, Brazillian Tree Tobacco, and Yellow Tree Tobacco.

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Nicotiana glauca is an annual, biannual, or sometimes a short-lived perennial shrub or tree. It stands up to 25 feet in height. Large plants have numerous multi-branched stems arising from their bases. The large leaves are oblong, green, and clasp the stem. They become smaller as they near the end of the branches flowering top. The small, tubular, cream-colored, greenish white flowers form at branch ends. The seed capsules contain many small brown seeds. The entire plant is sticky and covered with small hairs.

It is commonly found in Arizona and parts of New Mexico. Look for this native plant in disturbed soils, vacant lots, trail and roadsides, flood plains, and along washes and drainages.

The oval to lance-shaped leaves are up to 7 inches long and covered with soft, short hairs. They grow opposite each other on the stem, attached directly at the base. The five-lobed, yellowish, trumpet-shaped flowers are about 1.5 to 3 inches long.

The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies).

Tree tobacco, while related to tobacco, is said not to contain nicotine. Instead, Nicotiana glauca's active ingredient is anabasine--an alkaloid similar to nicotine.

Parts of this plant are considered poisonous.


Quick Notes:

Height: From 2 - 10 Feet Tall.

Flowers: The yellow flowers are 1 inches long by inches wide. The flower has a long, tubular 5-lobed greenish-yellow corolla only slightly flared at the apex and a 5-cleft, unequally-toothed calyx.

Flowering Time: Mid March - November.

Seeds & Seed Pods: he seed capsules contain many small brown seeds.

Leaves: Leaves simple, smooth-edged, spade-shaped to 7" long. They are alternate, entire, ovate to ovate-lanceolate on long petioles.

Found: Throughout Arizona and New Mexico. It is native to South Bolivia and North Argentina.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 0 - 4,000 Feet.

Habitat: Found in gravelly-sandy washes and river edges.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken May 1, 2003. In Castle Creek, Arizona.

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