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'''Asphodel''' (also known as '''Royal Staff'''<ref name="PS_GBC"/>) is a member of the [[wikipedia:Liliaceae|lily family]] and has long and slender leaves. It is found worldwide and has both [[magic]]al and [[Muggle|non-magical]] uses.<ref name="PS_GBC"/> Powdered root of Asphodel is used in the creation of various potions, such as the [[Draught of Living Death]],<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> and the [[Wiggenweld Potion]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''</ref>
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{{Quote|Its powdered root is a potion ingredient. From the lily family, this plant has long, slender leaves. Its name comes from the Greek ''asphodelos''.|[[Arsenius Jigger]], ''[[Magical Drafts and Potions]]''.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)}}
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'''Asphodel''' (also known as '''Royal Staff'''<ref name="PS_GBC"/>) is a member of the [[wikipedia:Liliaceae|lily family]] and has long and slender leaves. It is found worldwide, and was known to grow in the [[Hogwarts]] grounds.
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==Uses==
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Asphodel has both [[magic]]al and [[Muggle|non-magical]] uses.<ref name="PS_GBC"/> Powdered root of Asphodel is used in the creation of various potions, such as the [[Draught of Living Death]],<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> and the [[Wiggenweld Potion]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*[[Wikipedia:Asphodelus ramosus|Asphodel]] (''Asphodelus ramosus'') is native to Europe. The ancient Greeks associated it with the death and the underworld, believing there was a meadow of asphodel in Elysian Fields,<ref>http://www.duke.edu/web/classics/grbs/FTexts/47/Reece.pdf</ref> and considered it sacred to Persephone, goddess of the spring and queen of the underworld. Asphodel was once believed to be a favourite food of the dead, and so was commonly planted near graves.<ref>http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/a/aspho080.html</ref>
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[[File:Asphodel.jpg|150px|thumb|left|An illustration of asphodel in ''[[Magical Drafts and Potions]].]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Asphodelus ramosus|Asphodel]] (''Asphodelus ramosus'') is a relative of the lily and native to Europe. The ancient Greeks associated it with the death and the underworld, believing there was a meadow of asphodel in Elysian Fields,<ref>http://www.duke.edu/web/classics/grbs/FTexts/47/Reece.pdf</ref> and considered it sacred to Persephone, goddess of the spring and queen of the underworld. Asphodel was once believed to be a favourite food of the dead, and so was commonly planted near graves.<ref>http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/a/aspho080.html</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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[[File:Powdered_Asphodel.png|thumb|right|A powdered asphodel.]]
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' {{mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[The Road to Hogwarts Sweepstakes]]''
 
*''[[The Road to Hogwarts Sweepstakes]]''
*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[Category:Potion ingredients]]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:29, July 27, 2014

Asphodel
Asphodel
Species information
Alternative names

Royal Staff[1]

Endemic to

Worldwide

Related to

Lily

Sentience

Non-sentient

Leaves

Long and slender

Usage

Potion-making

"Its powdered root is a potion ingredient. From the lily family, this plant has long, slender leaves. Its name comes from the Greek asphodelos."
Arsenius Jigger, Magical Drafts and Potions.[src]

Asphodel (also known as Royal Staff[1]) is a member of the lily family and has long and slender leaves. It is found worldwide, and was known to grow in the Hogwarts grounds.

UsesEdit

Asphodel has both magical and non-magical uses.[1] Powdered root of Asphodel is used in the creation of various potions, such as the Draught of Living Death,[2] and the Wiggenweld Potion.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Asphodel

An illustration of asphodel in Magical Drafts and Potions.

  • Asphodel (Asphodelus ramosus) is a relative of the lily and native to Europe. The ancient Greeks associated it with the death and the underworld, believing there was a meadow of asphodel in Elysian Fields,[4] and considered it sacred to Persephone, goddess of the spring and queen of the underworld. Asphodel was once believed to be a favourite food of the dead, and so was commonly planted near graves.[5]

AppearancesEdit

Powdered Asphodel

A powdered asphodel.

Notes and referencesEdit

 

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