Mugwort was a common family name among the Bree-hobbits.
Mugwort is the name of the plant Artemisia akin to Wormwood. Tolkien mentioned that there is no special reason for the choice of Mugwort, except its hobbit-like sound.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 760