tobacco Solanaceae Nicotiana
tomentosa Ruiz & Pav. symbol: NITO
Leaf: Alternate, simple, ovate, 6 inches long, serrate margin, acuminate tip, fuzzy green above and below.
Flower: Specious is monoecious; flowers trumpet-shaped, red to pink with fused corollas, borne on a loose inflorescence.
Fruit: A brown urn-shaped semi-woody capsule to 1/2 inch.
Twig: Marginally woody, green and tomentose.
Form: A loosely branched shrub to 10 feet.
Additional Range Information: Nicotiana tomentosa is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton. See the full-size PDF map.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range map source information