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All parts are extremely poisonous if ingested

Nicotiana sylvestris

Flowering Tobacco
Solanaceae
Annuals

NICOTIANA

From South America, most of these (except Nicotiana glauca) are grown as annuals, but they may live over in mild-winter areas. These are upright-growing plants with large, soft, oval leaves; both foliage and stems are slightly sticky. Flowers—very fragrant, in some species—are tubular, typically flaring at the mouth into five pointed lobes; they appear near tops of branching stems in summer. They usually open at night or on cloudy days, though some kinds open during the day. Some nicotianas reseed readily.

Nicotiana sylvestris

To 5 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. Intensely fragrant, long, tubular white flowers are borne in tiers atop a statuesque plant. Striking in a night garden.

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