Here are some photos of a variety of Nicotiana rustica I am growing in my garden this summer. This is an enthogenic species of Nicotiana (tobacco) native to South America […]
Brugmansia vulcanicola is one of the less common species in this genus. Native to the subtropical highlands of S. America. Click photos to enlarge. Click here for previous entries on the Brugmansia […]
Click here for previous posts related to the Brugmansia genus . And click here for previous posts on the Solanaceae family.
The genus Hyoscyamus consists of about 20 species, all of which contain powerful narcotic tropane alkaloids, including scopolamine and hyoscyamine. (I photographed this growing out of an abandoned doorway in […]
Here are a few photos of Physalis peruviana, also known as Cape Gooseberry, a member of the Solanaceae family, related to such common species as tomato, tomatillo, eggplant, potato. It […]
Click the following link for a list of all links on this site related to the family Solanaceae. Links to two other species of Iochroma, specifically. Click photo to enlarge.
Click on photo to enlarge… I have encountered this (below) N. tabbacum, and this N. tabacum. Maybe I have them mixed up, although I am under the impression that the […]
Hyoscyamus species occur in W. Europe, N. Africa and in SW and C. Asia. H. niger is naturalized in N. America and Australia. It is a common […]
I photographed this while on a walk in Berkeley. I think its I. cyaneum. Although I’m not sure which cultivar it is, ‘red wine’ or ‘ruby red’? Brugmansias and Iochromas […]
Iochroma fuchsiodes is a shrub or small tree growing 10-15 feet in height, sometimes larger. The genus occurs in the Colombian and Ecuadorean Andes at about 7,000 ft altitude. The […]
Tobacco leaves, buds, and flower in my yard in California. I’ll upload more info on the species shortly.
Originating in South America, with a range from Colombia to Chile, B. sanguinea can grow up to 16 ft, developing a very woody trunk. The red flowers do not emit […]
My double-flowered Brugmansia candida is in bloom, growing very well with limited direct light. Note in the photographs how the flower stays yellow until opening, at which point it turns […]