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Nicotiana glauca


Tree tobacco

Synonym(s):
Family: Solanaceae (Potato Family)
Duration and Habit: Perennial Shrub


Photographer: Bransford, W.D. Mrs.
Source: NPIN

Description

Woody, evergreen shrub to 3 metres high with erect sparsely branched stems. Long tubular yellow flowers. Fruit is a capsule, produces many seeds that are dispersed by wind and water.

Ecological Threat: Drought resistant, tolerant of a wide range of environmental conditions. Outcompetes native vegetation often forming monospecific stands and is toxic to livestock.

Biology & Spread: Tree tobacco is a prolific seed producer with seed set close to 100%. Plants are self compatible and are fertilized by moths and hummingbirds.

History: Introduced as an ornamental as early as 1864 in Hawaii.

U.S. Habitat: Abundant in waste places, old walls, dry river beds, roadsides and along river banks.

Distribution

U.S. Nativity: Introduced to U.S.

Native Origin: S. Bolivia, n. Argentina

U.S. Present: AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, MD, NJ, NM, NV, OH, TX

Distribution: Naturalized in Europe, tropical & s. Africa, temperate Asia, Australia, New Zealand, United States (including Hawaii), Mexico, & Macaronesia (GRIN).

Mapping

Invaders of Texas Map: Nicotiana glauca
EDDMapS: Nicotiana glauca
USDA Plants Texas County Map: Nicotiana glauca

Invaders of Texas Observations

List All Observations of Nicotiana glauca reported by Citizen Scientists

Resembles/Alternatives

Management

USE PESTICIDES WISELY: ALWAYS READ THE ENTIRE PESTICIDE LABEL CAREFULLY, FOLLOW ALL MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND WEAR ALL RECOMMENDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR AND CLOTHING. CONTACT YOUR STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL PESTICIDE USE REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS. MENTION OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTS ON THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OF ANY MATERIAL.

Text References

Wilken D., Hannah L. 1998; Nicotiana glauca R. Graham (Solanaceae) Tree Tobacco. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Publication.

Online Resources

E P I D E M I E

Search Online

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Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States: Nicotiana glauca
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Last Updated: 2006-10-09 by LBJWFC
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