Flower. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowers. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Yathong Nature Reserve near Mt Hope, NSW

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Group of plants. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Small-flowered Tobacco




Annual forb to 1m tall.  Leaves mostly basal, to 20cm long, to 50mm wide, flat, hairless.  Flowers white, tubular, with 5 often scalloped lobes, in 'panicles' at the tops of the flowering stems which arise from the base of the plant.  Rare Vic.

Difficult to differentiate from Nicotiana suaveolens . Differs from Nicotiana suaveolens in that the basal leaves are almost hairless and the fruiting bodies are distinctly oblong.

Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 583

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