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Rabbit Tobacco, Everlasting

Gnaphalium obtusifolium

Unmistakable by its creamy appearance in the still green background of the early fall meadows. Leaves long, elliptical and silver green colored. Plant up to one meter high.  Unusual fragrance. Can be smoked for respiratory ailments or made into a relaxing tea. A common tobacco substitute used by young boys in rural areas.

Photo and description by Karen Bergeron, Copyright 2001

Habitat and Description Rabbit Tobacco is found growing wild in hayfields and waste places in poor soil. Often grows near Mullein and Mountain Mint. Will grow in heavy clay soils.

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