Nicotiana obtusifolia

Desert Tobacco.

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Nicotiana obtusifolia, Desert tobacco grows from deserts in California to Texas and down into Mexico. Desert Tobacco is a soft little perennial that looks out of place in the desert. It looks more like it should be in a tropical settings than in Barstow. I've only seen this a couple of times in the wild, both times in crevices or small east facing gullies.

Associated plants include Coyote Melon, Purple 3-awn, and Mojave sage

Syn. Nicotinia trigonophylla

Foliage of Nicotiana obtusifolia has color lt-green and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Nicotiana obtusifolia has color yellow and has a fragrance.

Communities for Nicotiana obtusifolia:Creosote Bush Scrub and Joshua Tree Woodland.

ph: 6.50 to 8.00
usda: 8 to 10
height[m]: 0.20 to 0.80
width[m]: 0.20 to 0.80
rainfall[cm]: 30.00 to 50.00

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