Common Name: Woodland tobacco, flowering tobacco, and South American tobacco
Nicotiana sylvestris is a species of flowering plant in the nightshade family Solanaceae. It is a perennial plant in the tobacco genus Nicotiana, native to the Andes region in Argentina and Bolivia, in South America. It is possibly one of the parents of smoking tabacco, the genus is named after the Frenchman, Jean Nicot, who introduced tobacco in France. Nictoine is also named after him. This plant is usually an annual in our garden. The flowers are somewhat fragrant, especially at night, in order to attract pollinators.