Tobacco, or a closely related plant, adopted for smoking by the Hobbits, and hence also called Halflings' Leaf.
The Varieties of Pipe-weed
There were evidently many varieties of pipe-weed, but those for which we have names all originated in the Shire's Southfarthing.
Tobold refused to explain the source of his Pipe-weed, but circumstantial evidence strongly suggests that he discovered it in the lands around Bree during travels there in his youth. The plant was brought to Bree from the southern and eastern lands of Middle-earth, and to there from Númenor during the Second Age (hence its alternative name of westmansweed).
Arahad II, Bree-hobbits, Folklands, Four Farthings, Herblore of the Shire, Hornblower Family, Isengrim Took II, Leaf, Longbottom, Longbottom Leaf, Old Toby, Old Toby, Pimple, Saruman, Southern Star, [See the full list...]
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