Taxon  Report   5861    
Nicotiana obtusifolia  Martens & Galeotti
Desert tobacco
Nicotiana obtusifolia
© 2006 Heath McAllister
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Nicotiana obtusifolia
© 2015 Steve Matson
Nicotiana obtusifolia
© 2005 Steve Matson
Nicotiana obtusifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Nicotiana obtusifolia
© 2012 Ron Wolf
Genus: Nicotiana
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Nicotiana obtusifolia var. obtusifolia
More information about  Nicotiana obtusifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).