A Tobacco Hybrid
In hybridizing the Petunia and the Tobacco, Mr. Burbank used the tobacco as the mother parent. The offspring at first resembled the tobacco plant, but subsequently they showed great diversity of form, some of them becoming trailers like the petunia. The specimen here shown is a hybrid between the two relatives of the tobacco, the Nicotiana Wigandoides rubra and the Nicotiana glauca. The crossing of the petunia and the tobacco has peculiar interest because the plants belong to different genera.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 2 Chapter 9