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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)}}
 
'''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>
 
'''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>
   
 
==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]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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Latest revision as of 21:29, October 19, 2013

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 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.
Seth CooperAdded by Seth Cooper
  • 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.
Lady JunkyAdded by Lady Junky

Notes and referencesEdit

 

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