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The culture of indian tobacco (Lobelia inflata L.)Author(s): Arnold Krochmal; Leon Wilken; Leon Wilken
Source: Res. Pap. NE-181. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Servcie, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionIndian tobacco (Lobelia inflata L.) is the source of an alkaloid (lobeline) that is used in anti-smoking preparations. Because of a brisk market demand for lobelia-and a decline in the harvesting of wild plants-we have studied how to grow this wild Appalachian annual as a row crop under cultivation. Our studies, begun in 1967, have continued through 1970. We have learned how to germinate the seed and grow young plants for setting out in the field, and how to care for them until harvest.
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CitationKrochmal, Arnold; Wilken, Leon. 1970. The culture of indian tobacco (Lobelia inflata L.). Res. Pap. NE-181. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Servcie, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9 p.
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