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Is this a tobacco plant?

Pink678Pink678 EnglandPosts: 131
I left this plant while I was weeding - I was hoping it's tobacco as I know there was one there before.

I tried looking online for tobacco to see what they look like.

Can anyone tell me is this is tobacco or not? If not I'd like to get rid of it.

The first picture is from a few weeks ago, and the others are from today.

Thank you



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,172
    Probably, it looks like flower buds there, but it also looks like it is suffering with a virus.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Pink678Pink678 EnglandPosts: 131
    Oo good, thank you!

    It doesn't look happy though does it :(

    Is there anything I can do for it?
  • Ante1Ante1 Senj, CroatiaPosts: 2,169
    I think that this is Curly dock (Rumex crispus). Have a lot of them on my field. Also I grove tobacco, and he has gentle, soft pale green leaves with fine hairs.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,410
    Doesn't look right for tobacco plant. Leaves too shiny.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pink678Pink678 EnglandPosts: 131
    Ah, thank you Ante1 and B3. Yeah those leaves have a bit of a shine and are not furry at all.

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,410
    The flower buds look sort of right. I'd wait and see what you've got before pulling it out 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572
    The older photo does look like a Nicotiana species, so I fear the recent ones are diseased plants
  • Pink678Pink678 EnglandPosts: 131
    edited 27 June
    I see! I suppose those buds will open up soon.

    It's a pity it has got some kind of disease now. I wonder if I should get rid of it to stop it spreading the disease around, or if it can be treated ...

    edited to add: I don't think I will get rid of it, I'll let the buds open
  • Pink678Pink678 EnglandPosts: 131
    I just had a thought - could it possibly be yellowed from a cat spraying on it?  There are a number of local touring tom cats around.
  • Pink678Pink678 EnglandPosts: 131
    I will wait and see B3, thank you
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