|Desert Tobacco is a member of the
Nightshade or Potato Family.
plant grows to 3 feet in height and has dark green,
sticky, oval to lance-shaped leaves which clasp the stem of the plant
and grow to 6 inches in length. The plant
typically grows in washes and sandy areas at elevations below 6000 feet.
Desert Tobacco is poisonous and
should not be eaten. The leaves of the plant contain nicotine
and were smoked by Native Americans.
Desert Tobacco blooms throughout the year and
produces white to greenish white, trumpet-shaped flowers to 0.75
inches in length which grow in loose clusters.