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Nicotiana obtusifolia var. obtusifolia (Desert tobacco)
Trout, Keeper

Nicotiana obtusifolia var. obtusifolia

Nicotiana obtusifolia M. Martens & Galeotti var. obtusifolia

Desert Tobacco, Little Tobacco, Tabaquillo, Punche

Solanaceae (Potato Family)

Synonym(s): Nicotiana trigonophylla


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: May flower year-round with adequate rains.


USA: AZ , CA , MD , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Web Reference

Webref 75 - Southwest Desert Flora (2020) Southwest Desert Flora
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Nicotiana obtusifolia var. obtusifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Nicotiana obtusifolia var. obtusifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Nicotiana obtusifolia var. obtusifolia


Record Modified: 2022-11-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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