I call it Rabbit Tobacco

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Date Photo Taken: June 6, 2011
Location: Jasper, Ga
Posted By: delila1969


This is a wild growing plant that will grow in any type of soil. Is it Rabitt Tobacco or have I been wrong for years?


  1. Snellville Eric Unregistered says:

    No. This is not rabbit tobacco that I use to pick and smoke.

    June 17th, 2011 at 6:57 pm
  2. Cindylee Unregistered says:

    does it get a large yellow flower? If so it sort of looks like Mullien. http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/great_mullein.htm

    It grows here and you’ll see it on the side of the roads a lot. It is an herb, with benificial health property’s.

    June 17th, 2011 at 9:17 pm
  3. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Your plant looks alot like common mullen. http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=veth_006_ahp.jpg
    And rabbit’baccer is a cudweed and looks like this http://www.shoestringseed.com/plants/species/cudweed.html
    Now that is green rabbit’baccer and it ain’t no good till after a killing frost has been on it.
    I understand common mullen makes a pretty good substitute for toilet paper for those looking for green solutions but I wouldn’t recommend smoking or chewing it. Tell me you didn’t try smoking mullen!

    June 17th, 2011 at 10:38 pm
  4. Aaron Unregistered says:

    Funny, because here in Alabama we always called that rabbit tobacco too. When I started getting into wilderness survival and studying up on wild medicines and edible plants, this confused me a lot to see “rabbit tobacco” and it not be what I always thought I knew it was.

    October 30th, 2012 at 12:40 am
  5. Chanda Unregistered says:

    Sorry; forgot to put the site in the first post!

    I know this post is old but I’m adding my message anyhow…that is most definitely mullein; there are several varieties, but I have one of the same variety in my yard. You are very lucky to have that plant for it is a plant that does amazing things! The main thing I use it it for is to help my husband’s swollen prostate. A tea of fresh leaves and roots (2 teaspoons per cup of water) for about a week and the the urge “to go” should be gone! It also tones the bladder muscle so it is good for women too. Did I mention the tea is absolutely delicious?!! It also has incredible anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. I could go on but I discovered a wealth of info on Mullein at the website below. If you have that plant in your yard you should make an effort to get to know all it can do for you! I may actually save your life one day!


    One more thing, mullien and rabbit tobacco are not the same thing. They are both amazing healing plants though!

    January 5th, 2014 at 3:47 am
  6. dave Unregistered says:

    I believe this is called lambs ear.
    Used by native Americans to start fire.

    June 15th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

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