Submission - 06/07/2020

Sighting - 2020-07-05

Species Seen Woodland Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)
Scientific Name
Recorder Rob Randall
Record Status Confirmed
Identifier Rob Randall
Identified on 06/07/2020
Location ST750656
Locality Hedgemead Park
Parish Walcot, Bath
Habitat Base of retaining wall and on roadside curb
Notes Four plants germinated late in 2019. An attempt was made to weed them out but the rootstocks survived. Another germinated early in 2020. Leaves photographed on 21/6/2020 in case they were weeded out. Flowers began to open 29/6/2020. By 5/7/2020 they were fully open but the plant originally photographed and one of the others had been weeded out by a local resident.. There are no Nicotiana plants in the park or in nearby gardens so their origin is a mystery. Second record of this species for the Bath area.