Nicotiana sylvestris is a species of flowering plant in the nightshade family Solanaceae, known by the common names woodland tobacco, flowering tobacco, and South American tobacco. It is a perennial plant in the tobacco genus Nicotiana, native to the Andes region in Argentina and Bolivia, in South America.
To answer your question about N. alata and N. sylvestris, the first inhabitants of the New World had many thousands of years to discover uses for those two species. At least 2000 years ago, they chose N. tabacum and N. rustica to cultivate (along with devotees of N. bigelovii and N. quadrivalvis in the North American west--the latter being improved prior to smoking by frying in buffalo fat). Even within those two, primarily cultivated species, there are varieties that can present some really odd smells and tastes. Among the 72 or so species of the genus, Nicotiana, the mix and proportions of a half-dozen major alkaloids vary considerably. Some produce unpleasant or frightening symptoms. Blah. Blah...
I wouldn't bother with them as smoking material. They certainly won't make a decent cigar. [Maybe a truly odd cigar, if you're fond of them.] If they don't make you ill, they will surely taste awful
Isn't contemplating stealing seeds from church some sort of sin... So, better yet, next spring give them some of your tobacco seeds to grow along with their flowers and offer to prune the plant for them
Ha, maybe it's time to start getting closer to a church if they are growing thatWell, I'm always ready to take Bob's advice so the seeds will remain unmolested.
Nice to know I was able to spot a family member at a distance though (I never usually get this close to a church )
I absolutely agree, and am truly sorry if my tongue in cheek comment was misconstrued as an attack on either the faith or the institution. Good folk are good folk, no matter what. It just happens that I'm not of that particular faith.Decent people trying to do better with their lives is what it comes down to - for the ones that are in it for the right reasons anyway. Nothing at all wrong with that and something we could do with more of in this world now a days.
No worries from me and definetly no need to apologize. As much as it shames me to say it I have not set foot in a church in years. You did get me thinking on your original post, you being from Sweden and all. My mom's grandparents were Swedish immigrants (the other side was English/Irish). My mom thought the world of her Swedish grandma and grandpa and to this day in her seventies she can recite a version of the Lord's Prayer in Swedish that her grandmother taught her. Some good things get passed on. Just thought it was neat to think of a tie to her homeland still being alive and well today and how religon shapes decent people and society.I absolutely agree, and am truly sorry if my tongue in cheek comment was misconstrued as an attack on either the faith or the institution. Good folk are good folk, no matter what. It just happens that I'm not of that particular faith.
Anyway, let's not drift too far off topic here, especially into potentially troubled waters