Taxon  Report   5862    
Nicotiana quadrivalvis  Pursh
Indian tobacco
Nicotiana quadrivalvis
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
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Nicotiana quadrivalvis
© 2009 Keir Morse
Nicotiana quadrivalvis
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Nicotiana quadrivalvis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Nicotiana quadrivalvis
© 2016 Steven M Norris
Genus: Nicotiana
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: (many plant communities), Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Nicotiana bigelovii
ICPN: Nicotiana bigelovii var. wallacei
ICPN: Nicotiana quadrivalvis var. bigelovii
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More information about  Nicotiana quadrivalvis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 22, 2019).