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Longbottom Leaf

Longbottom Leaf was one of the three varieties of pipe-weed recorded as being the most sought-after, the other two being Old Toby and Southern Star.

Longbottom in the Southfarthing was the first place in the Shire where pipe-weed was grown, and so Longbottom Leaf must have been one of the oldest and most established types (if not the original variety). The first Leaf-grower was Tobold Hornblower, and his family continued the tradition.[1]

Barrels of Longbottom Leaf were stashed by Saruman in Isengard. Merry and Pippin who found the barrels in its ruins, noticed the brand-marks of the Hornblower Family and the date S.R. 1417.[2]

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

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2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

The smoke from Longbottom Leaf takes the form of a horizontal smoke ring that appears behind the character's head. This effect appears to be broken or bugged. From the front, only the default cloud of thick smoke can be seen.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Pipe-weed"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Flotsam and Jetsam"