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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]

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  • 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,[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]


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