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Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco)

Nicotiana glauca
Nicotiana glauca
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco) is a tree/shrub (family Solanaceae), which stands 10-20 feet tall and is short-lived. Tree tobacco was introduced to California about 100 years ago and is found growing up to 5,000 feet in disturbed soils, vacant lots, along roadsides, streamsides, and other riparian areas.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources on Nicotiana glauca

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • DiTomaso, J. (1998). Results of the CalEPPC questionnaire at Symposium '98 in Ontario. CalEPPC News. 6: 4.
  • Perala, C., D. A. Hoover, et al. (1993). Control of exotic plants in an herbaceous understory. CalEPPC News. 1: 4-6.
  • Stein, E. D. and V. Vartanian (1997). Killing the beast: A cooperative approach for control of Arundo donax in the Santa Ana River watershed. CalEPPC News. 5: 4-6,8.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Hunter, J. C., J. C. Sterling, et al. (2003). The abundance and distribution of non-native woody species in Sacramento Valley riparian zones. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Oneto, S., J. M. DiTomaso, et al. (2004). Control of tree tobacco (Nicotiana glauca). California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.

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