Rabbit Tobacco

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Historical Uses: The Cherokee tribe was reported to use compounds of Rabbit Tobacco for muscle cramps, decoctions for colds, and sore throat. The Alabama used decoctions for insomnia and anxiety.

Special Notes: In fall, Rabbit Tobacco can be mistaken for species of Boneset (genus Eupatorium). However, there is a trick to identifying Rabbit Tobacco. The aroma. Rabbit Tobacco, specifically P. obtusifolium, smells much like maple syrup.

  • Listing ID: 2675
  • Lot #: 331
  • Latin Name: Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-3
  • Stratification: 60 days cold moist stratification required, requires light to germinate
  • Bloom Time: July-September
  • Duration: Annual