Broadway Arboretum

Species Information Page

*Nicotiana glauca Tree Tobacco

   

Location in Arboretum: Mallee Heath
No on Map: MH03

 

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  • Introduced plant from Bolivia and Argentina.
  • One website highlights “all parts of the plant are highly poisonous”.
  • Grows in the goldfields and in past times there the leaves were treated and smoked as cigarettes.
  • The leaves have been made into a tea drink. The tea will contain nicotine which can be toxic to the body.
  • All parts of the plant contain nicotine, which has been extracted and used as an insecticide.