Nov. 25, 2020

tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum

So much to say about tobacco, but does it really need repeating?  Anyway, it does have nice flowers.  These are an inch or a little more long, and you can occasionally see them escaped from cultivation to fields or roadsides.  Tobacco was originally native to the Caribbean, and has now been found wild in CA, CT, FL, HI, KS, LA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, and ON.  Beal Gardens, MSU, 8/13/13.  Nightshade family, Solanaceae.