Rabbit Tobacco is abundantly found throughout our area of Georgia. It can be found in almost any fallow field. The leaves of this plant were often smoked by Indians and early settlers in pipes. The astringent taste leaves much to be desired but was widely used for its medicinal effects. Its leaves were also used in teas and brews. Thought to relieve congestion, it was harvested and its leaves were dried.
Mostly discarded today, it still may be used by children as a way to sneak a smoke in a corn cob pipe.