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August 2006, May 2014

Nicotiana attenuata

California—E Sierra Nevada. Inyo Co.: Inyo NF, W of Independence on road to Onion Valley; 36º42'27.5", 118º18.20.3",  2129 m.  Open forest destroyed by fire in previous year, the soil still black. Erect herb, occurring here in two forms, one with shorter inflated flowers and glossy leaves on black soil, the other with longer tubular flowers more common on black and other soil types.  Richard Spjut & Paul Burchstead 16380       27-June-08


Nicotiana glauca

Kern River, Bakersfield, CA
27 May 2006



Trees and Shrubs of Kern County (Feb 2013)

*Nicotiana glauca Graham 1828. Tree tobacco. Deciduous shrub or small tree to 8 m; leaves long petioled, glaucous, elliptical to slightly sword-shaped, 5–19 cm, slightly wavy along margins, flowers Nov–Jun, greenish yellow in loose branched scapes, tubular 3–5 cm. Fruit capsular, denticidal with reddish brown seeds. Native to South America, type from cultivated specimens, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kern Co.: “Common in creeks, waste places, etc. in all the associations below the Douglas oak woodland, especially in the valley and the low east side foothills” (Twisselmann).