Solanaceae (nightshade family) Nicotiana

Nicotiana glauca tree tobacco

Bolivia, Argentina
Nicotiana glauca. John Rawlings, ca. 2005

Weedy in San Franciquito Creek. Long-blooming tubular, yellow flowers can be seen from El Camino Real at bridge.

Name derivation: Nicotiana – After Jean Nicot (1530–1600), who introduced the tobacco plant to France; glauca – glaucus: covered with a grayish or whitish bloom (the shoots and leaves).

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2005.