Indian-tobacco (Inflata)

The Indian-tobacco (Inflata) is generally described as an annual forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) .

General Characteristics

General: Bellflower Family (Campanulaceae). This annual plant is up to 1 m. high with branched, hairy stems. The leaves are sessile or subsessile and toothed. They are ovate-oblong to oblong-obovate. The irregular, two-lipped flowers are blue or white, 6-8 mm. The lower lip is bearded at the base within. The flowers appear in racemes terminating the branches. The fruiting hypanthium is inflated.

Required Growing Conditions

This plant is found in open woods or sometimes in gardens as weeds from the West Coast to Minnesota, south to Georgia and Mississippi. For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.

General Upkeep and Control

LOIN5"Twinberry honeysuckle berries has been noted as poisonous. The fruit is bitter and sour and are eaten by some. Since the European species of honeysuckle species are regarded as emetic and cathartic, they are better avoided in favor of something less dubious (Mozingo 1987). "

Plant Basics
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Duration Annual
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database,
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA