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Other namesSweet briar
LocationIthilien, the Shire

Eglantine is a type of wild rose. Frodo and Sam found it growing in Ithilien as they journeyed through that land.[1] Eglantine Banks, a Hobbit lass, was named after it,[2] so it probably grew in the Shire as well.

[edit] Etymology

The name is used for the sweetbriar. It derives from French referring to the "dog rose", ultimately from Latin aculeus "spine".

[edit] External links


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"