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Tree Tobacco

Nicotiana Glauca



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Tree Tobacco
Nicotiana Glauca Tree Tobacco, Nicotiana glauca

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Arun 12 years ago
SarahJoyBallard 12 years ago

No, you wouldn't think so! I was surprised that it was a tobacco plant, as well (although the flowers do resemble some of those from the tobacco family.) You are very welcome!! I love solving a mystery....

Ronald and Amissa
Ronald and Amissa 12 years ago

I would've never thought this plant to be poisonous especially since it's located at a very busy park. Thank you!

SarahJoyBallard 12 years ago

I found the information in one of my books called: "Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains" by: Milt McAuley. I am originally from Ventura County so I had this book handy! This is considered a poisonous species and it was introduded from South America in the late 1800's and has spread easily. It especially likes areas that have been bulldozed for firebreaks, or along roads, trails and abandoned building sites-so anywhere that the soil has been upturned. Definitely a beautiful plant, though!

Ronald and Amissa
Spotted by
Ronald and Amissa

Los Angeles, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2011
Submitted on Sep 9, 2011

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