Native Tobacco, Scented Tobacco, Wild Tobacco, Austral Tobacco
Annual forb to 1.5m tall. Leaves mostly basal, some alternating up the stems, often slightly stem-clasping, to 70mm wide, hairless to hairy. Basal leaves somewhat fleshy, flat, 10-35cm long, Stem leaves smaller, flat to linear, or absent. Flowers fragrant, tubular, the tube white to cream with green veins and purple tinges outside, with 5 white lobes, often notched, in 'panicles' at the tops of often leafy stalks arising from the base of the plant. Rare Vic.
Difficult to differentiate from Nicotiana goodspeedii . Differs from Nicotiana goodspeedii in that the basal leaves have soft hairs on the margins and main nerves and the fruiting bodies are egg-shaped.
Descriptions in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 584, and (as Nicotiana exigua) page 582
Online fact sheet published by the South Australian Herbarium: http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/efsa/lucid/Solanaceae/Nicotiana%20species/key/Australian%20Nicotiana%20species/Media/Html/Nicotiana_suaveolens.htm