Sunday, May 29, 2011

Name That Desert Plant: Non-smoking edition

Photo by Ned Harris
These plants were likely damaged quite a bit by the frost in February. There were several large 'trees' along the road by stop 8 that are no longer large. Yes, it's Tree Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca). Don't smoke it, though. Like other plants in the nightshade (Solanaceae) family, all parts contain toxic compounds.

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