Gallows-weed was a form of plant-life that grew somewhere in the swamplands of Middle-earth.


In the swamplands of Middle-earth where the evil phantoms called Mewlips lurked and the birds called Gorcrows flew, there also grew the Gallows-weed. In the lore of Hobbits, this tree-hanging weed is known by name but it's properties are not spoken of; for few who entered those unhappy and haunted marshes ever returned.[1]


Gallows-weed were only featured in Tolkien's The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.[2]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Bosnian Vješala-korov
Bulgarian Cyrillic Бесилката-плевели
Croatian Vješala-trava
Czech Šibenicová-plevel
Danish Galge-ukrudt
Dutch Galg-onkruid
Finnish Hirttoyrtti
French Herbe de potence
German Galgenkraut
Hebrew הגרדום גראס
Hindi फांसी-खरपतवार
Hungarian Akasztófa-gyom
Kannada ಗಲ್ಲೊಸ್-ಕಳೆ
Latvian Gaļēdāju-nezāles
Macedonian Cyrillic Бесилка-плевел
Portuguese Erva daninha da forca
Slovak Šibenice-burinu
Slovenian Vislice-plevela
Spanish Hierba de la horca


  1. A Guide To Tolkien

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