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Southern Star

Southern Star was a variety of pipe-weed grown in the Southfarthing of the Shire, and apparently originating in the district around Longbottom. The 'star' of its name presumably refers to the star-shaped flowers of the pipe-weed plant.[1]

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the second (out of seven) drafts of The Lord of the Rings Prologue, "Southern Star" was originally named "Hornpipe Twist".[2]

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

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2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

The smoke from Southern Star Pipe-weed takes the form of two smoke rings that pass through each other as they float out from the pipe.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Pipe-weed"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Prologue", p. 6