Nicotiana tabacum is a sticky, thick-leaved perennial that can reach up to six feet in height. Hardy to Zone 8, this is the preferred species of the tobacco industry. Its sweet-scented, highly ornamental flowers are white to pink and are pollinated by bees and butterflies. Tobacco juice may used as a pesticide, although nicotiana rustica, which is the highest in nicotine, is normally preferred for that purpose. Despite its recreational popularity, tobacco was traditionally considered a medicine. For medicinal purposes, though, it was often used externally and absorbed through the skin. For example, it was applied to the skin to relive pain, such as would accompany insect bites and stings. Walker’s Broadleaf tobacco is an old heirloom Virginia tobacco known for medium-sized leaves spaced tightly on the stalk. Walker’s Broadleaf tobacco is used as a cigar tobacco for filler, binder and wrapper leaf. Walker’s Broadleaf leaves are a light green color when ripe.
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