Family:
Solanaceae
Toxins:
alkaloids nicotine
Flower Color:
  • flower color
Type:
herb
Found:
ornamental, gardens, fields

Time of Greatest Risk

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Geographical Distribution

Tobacco distribution - United States

Related Species

Tobacco

Nicotiana tabacum

Common Tobacco
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Nicotiana tabacum, otherwise known as Tobacco, is a large annual plant that is a native of tropical and subtropical America but it is now commercially cultivated worldwide. N. tabacum has large green leaves and produces long trumpet-shaped white-pink colored flowers.
Nicotiana tabacum horses


Toxic components
All parts of the plant, except the seeds, contains varying concentrations of nicotine. The amount of nicotine present depends on factors such as the soil, environment, season, stage of growth of the plant, and weather conditions. As the plant ages, the toxicity increases.