Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 04/12/2015


Photo taken on July 23, 2014


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Tobacco Plant
Nicotiana
Reader Rock Garden
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
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garden
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flora
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maybe Nicotiana alata or N. sanderae?


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Nicotiana (Tobacco Plant)

Nicotiana (Tobacco Plant)
After a volunteer shift on 23 July 2014, I wasn't too far away from the Erlton/Roxboro Natural Area, where I was finally going to go on a botany walk. Having been to this location several times before, I knew it was a short, easy, flat trail, and that I could go as far as I wanted and then turn back early, which is what I did. I missed pretty well all the botany and birding walks last year, which was quite depressing. The main thing I wanted to see there were the Nodding / Musk Thistles, as they are my favourite species of Thistle. They are called a "weed", but they are beautiful and I love to see and photograph them.

With a couple of hours to "kill" between volunteering and the walk, I spent them at the Reader Rock Garden, which was just a few minutes' drive away from the evening botany walk location. I'm not sure what plant this attractive flower belongs to.

I checked the website of the Friends of Reader Rock Garden, hoping to find this plant included in their images with IDs. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one.

Thanks to funpics47, this is Nicotiana (Tobacco Plant), though two species look very similar - Nicotiana alata and Nicotiana sanderae.

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