- " […] one of the Bouncing Bulbs wriggled free from Harry's grip and smacked him hard in the face."
A Bouncing Bulb is a magical plant which jumps around if it is not restrained. Bouncing Bulbs' main stem is a disproportionate purple bulb, with a bunch of leaves growing on the top. Young Bouncing Bulbs are small enough to handle, but mature ones can reach the size of doorways. Bouncing Bulbs can be aggressive when they feel threatened; they jump towards the possible attacker and try to hit it. A simple Knockback Jinx could stop a young Bulb, but a mature one would require using the Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) to wither it, because it is quite strong.
- Professor Sprout had fourth year Herbology students re-pot these plants on 2 November, 1994; one broke free of Harry Potter's grasp and struck him in the face.
- When she was a child, Beatrix Bloxam was left deeply shaken by parts of a scandalous story she overheard, involving her uncle Nobby, a hag who lived nearby, and a sack of Bouncing Bulbs.
- Bouncing Bulbs were mentioned in an advert for the Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots radio programme printed in Rumours!. The advert copy asked, "Bouncing bulbs losing height?", among other things.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- J. K. Rowling's Official Site (Mentioned only)
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - PS1 version
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PS1 version
- ↑ The Tales of Beedle the Bard - (Albus Dumbledore on "The Warlock's Hairy Heart")
- ↑ "Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots" at the Harry Potter Lexicon
|Professors: Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom|
|Textbooks: Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Goshawk's Guide to Herbology · Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants|
|Hogwarts class: Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store|
|Hogwarts greenhouses: One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office|
|Herbologists: Herbert Beery · Miranda Goshawk · Elladora Ketteridge · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand · Selina Sapworthy|
|Plants Studied: Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Devil's Snare · Fire Seed Bush · Mandrake · Mimbulus Mimbletonia · Puffapod · Screechsnap · Self-fertilising shrub · Snargaluff · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Umbrella Flower · Venomous Tentacula · Walking plant · Whomping Willow · Wild rice|