Plant ID forum: Bigelow's Tobacco (Nicotiana quadrivalvis var. bigelovii)

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Name: kacee
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risingcreek
Jul 16, 2011 2:42 PM CST
here is another one, grows in several places and looks like it should be a wildflower of some kind.

Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 16, 2011 4:15 PM CST

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That looks like a Nicotiana to me! Does it have a nice fragrance?
Name: kacee
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risingcreek
Jul 16, 2011 7:27 PM CST
never smelled it, will go check
Name: kacee
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risingcreek
Jul 16, 2011 7:32 PM CST
not much of a scent and it is not a pleasant one.
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dave
Jul 16, 2011 8:14 PM CST

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It's definitely a nicotiana but I'm not sure on the variety.

The small plant to the left of it is a fat-hen (also called Goosefoot) and is an edible weed. It's related to spinach and is good for you. Eat the young tips raw for the best experience. Smiling
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threegardeners
Jul 16, 2011 9:48 PM CST
I was gonna say nicotianna too but I've never seen one with skinny leaves. Nicotianna scent is strongest at night. i plant them everywhere for a nice night scent wafting in the windows.
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2011 4:41 AM CST
Looks a lot like Nicotiana biglelovii:

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calr...

http://www.google.com/search?q=Nicotiana+bigelovii&hl=en&biw...

http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/nicoti...
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Name: kacee
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risingcreek
Jul 18, 2011 8:02 PM CST
thank you. so much to learn about natives !

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