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Carolina Vanilla

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Deer tongue, also known as Carolina vanilla, is an obscure wild plant with slender, leathery leaves that somewhat resemble a deer's tongue. The leaves, when dried and crushed, produce the heavy, sweetish odor of pure vanilla extract. Deer tongue is extensively used in tobacco products of various kinds, and each year tobacco buyers purchase hundreds of thousands pounds of it.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 33 Issue 12, Nov 1965, p13-14, il