Hello, everybody! I'm new to this forum and I really would appreciate some help with a basic gardening question.
Specifically, I introduced nicotiana sylvestris (woodland tobacco) to my deck garden this year and now my container is filled with plants. The problem is, I don't know which plants are nicotiana, and which ones are weeds. Every photo I've seen, including the one on the seed package, focuses on the flowers. The leaves (when they're "shown" at all) are reduced to an unrecognizable green blur.
My luck isn't much better when I pursue written descriptions. Some sources assert that nicotiana leaves are "egg-shaped," while others suggest they're "lyre-shaped" or perhaps "oblong." As for the color, I've read "deep green" or "light green." In other words, I'd be further ahead consulting a Magic 8-Ball.
Do any of you have photographs of young nicotiana sylvestris plants? Even a definitive written description of the leaves would be most helpful. Are the leaf edges smooth, or serrated? Are the leaf tips rounded, or somewhat pointed?
If I'm fortunate enough to get answers to those last two questions, then I'm set. Thanks in advance for all your help!
Hortus 3rd says "...leaves 8-20 inches long, not commenly decurrent and corolla tube spindle-shaped, broadest at or slightly above the middle" it also states its similar to nicotiana alta whos leaves are more ovate to elliptic.
I hopethat helps a little