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Apr 28, 2018 5:44 PM CST
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Need help finding out what kind of flower or plant this is.. Thank you 🌱
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Apr 28, 2018 6:22 PM CST
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I wonder if it is a Nicotiana.
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Apr 28, 2018 7:58 PM CST
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islander said:I wonder if it is a Nicotiana.


Hmm.. not likely.. I googled Nicotiana & it seems the leaves come to a point .. mine have more of a spatulate shape .. either way thanks for trying to help Smiling
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Apr 28, 2018 9:44 PM CST
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Reminds me of Nicotiana too. Lots of varieties, none of mine come to a point.
Woodland Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)
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Apr 28, 2018 9:59 PM CST
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Calif_Sue said:Reminds me of Nicotiana too. Lots of varieties, none of mine come to a point.
Woodland Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)


I hope not hehe the blooms are pretty but I also read they are poisonous .. is that true?
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Apr 28, 2018 10:20 PM CST
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Do you mean for human consumption? I know that deer stay away from Nicotiana. The bees sure like the Nicotiana I had.
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Apr 28, 2018 10:30 PM CST
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islander said:Do you mean for human consumption? I know that deer stay away from Nicotiana. The bees sure like the Nicotiana I had.


I meant is it safe to touch the leaves or flowers? That is very interesting! I wonder how the deer know to stay away
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Apr 28, 2018 10:34 PM CST
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The smell of the plants seems to keep the deer away. I had a long planting along the property border and they stayed away from it. I handled my Nicotiana plants quite a bit and never had a problem.
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Apr 28, 2018 11:02 PM CST
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islander said:The smell of the plants seems to keep the deer away. I had a long planting along the property border and they stayed away from it. I handled my Nicotiana plants quite a bit and never had a problem.


Good to know Smiling I've been looking at the other varieties, more specifically the Saratoga Red & now I see the resemblance.. guess I'll have to wait & see Thank You!
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Apr 29, 2018 9:47 AM CST
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I've been growing it for years, both that super big one and the smaller varieties, love them.
Keep us posted as it grows and it may be something totally different. nodding
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