|"Longbottom" by Matěj Čadil|
|Location||Southfarthing, the Shire|
|People and History|
|Events||Tobold Hornblower introduced pipe-weed in T.A. 2670|
In T.A. 2670 (1070 by the Shire-reckoning), a certain Tobold Hornblower introduced a new herb there. The valley's sheltered aspect, and the relatively warm climate of the Southfarthing, made the region around Longbottom ideal for growing this new plant, pipe-weed, which rapidly became the centre of a thriving industry. Longbottom Leaf remained one of the most famous varieties of the weed.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Pipe-weed"
- 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. 773
- David Salo, "Hobbitish Place-names" dated 23 November 1998, Elfling (accessed 3 May 2013)