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Nicotiana sylvestris Speg. & Comes

Flowering tobacco

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderSolanalesPotatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others
FamilySolanaceaeNightshade or potato family
GenusNicotianaNamed for Jean Nicot (1530-1600), French ambassador to Portugal and the person supposedly responsible for introducing tobacco into France about 1560
SpeciessylvestrisGrowing in woods, forest-loving, wild

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Nicotiana sylvestris description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Nicotiana sylvestris (flowering tobacco)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine


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