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Flowers

Wild
Tobacco

Least Concern

Unknown

Wild Tobacco

Lobelia nicotianifolia

It is commonly called Wild Tobacco, because the leaves resemble tobacco leaves. It is a tall, erect, much branched, somewhat hairy herb. It is a poisonous plant. The leaves are narrowly obovate-lanceolate. The flowers are large, white, and borne in terminal racemes. Flowers are two-lipped. The sepal are smooth or hairy, narrow.

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Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    নাল, বাদানাল
  • Gujarati:
    નળી
  • Hindi:
    धवल, नरसल
  • Kannada:
    ಕಾಡು ಹೊಗೆಸೊಪ್ಪು, ಕಾಡು ತಮ್ಬಾಕು
  • Malayalam:
    കാട്ടുപുകയില
  • Marathi:
    रान तंबाखू
  • Sanskrit:
    मृत्युपुष्प
  • Tamil:
    காட்டுப்புகையிலை
  • Telugu:
    అడవి పొగాకు
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Taxanomy

ASTERALES
CAMPANULACEAE
Lobelia nicotianifolia