Cleveland's Tobacco

a close view of a white flower blooming on a green stem
Nicotiana Clevelandii. ©Brent Miller, calflora.org.

Quick Facts
Height: 1–3 ft.

Leaf Length: 2–8 in.

Flower Diameter: 2–3 in.

Did You Know?
Cleveland's tobacco, as well as other wild tobacco species, was used in a mixture known as "pespibata," which contained powdered mussel shells, water, and a small amount of the dried tobacco plant. This mixture was molded into cakes of various shapes or mixed with liquid and drunk.

Last updated: November 9, 2018