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Harry: "But there aren't wild dragons in Britain?"
Ron: "Of course there are. Common Welsh Green and Hebridean Blacks. The Ministry of Magic has a job hushing them up, I can tell you. Our lot have to keep putting spells on Muggles who've spotted them, to make them forget."
Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley[src]

The Common Welsh Green dragon, or just Welsh Green, is a native of Wales. It nests in the higher mountain regions where a reservation has been set up for it.


Fleur Delacour faced this breed of dragon for the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament in 1994. She enchanted the creature into a magical slumber to retrieve her golden egg.[1]



The miniature Welsh Green which Fleur Delacour had to fight

This dragon is a relatively subdued breed (except for the rare exception of the Ilfracombe Incident). It prefers to prey mainly on sheep and other small mammals and to avoid human contact altogether. The Welsh Green's roar is rather distinctive and somewhat melodious and it issues its fire in narrow jets. The eggs of the Common Welsh Green are earthy brown, flecked with green.[2]

It is possible that a young Common Welsh Green may have been the actual cause of the Great Fire of London.[3]

Behind the scenes

Welsh Green Concept Art GoF

A Common Welsh Green

"If Charlie was here, he'd know how to deal with this."
—Ron on Charlie's skills with dragons[src]
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, the Welsh Green is the second dragon seen. It blocks your way by knocking it's tail towards the ground. You have to play music on a xylophone in the order that the dragon sings to make it fall asleep. A bird is watching this.
  • In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game) it is a Welsh Green that is used to guard the Lestrange Vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank instead of an Ukrainian Ironbelly as specified in the film. Instead of metallic grey as the Ironbelly is, the Welsh Green has become pale because of no sunlight, as it is originally green.
  • Unlike the other dragons from the First Task which are shown in the 'modern' wyvern design, the Common Welsh Green selected by Fleur is depicted in the classic dragon design with four legs and its wings sprouting from its back.
  • In the German translation of Fantastic Beasts, Newt Scamander says that the Common Welsh Green has brown and green eyes instead of eggs.


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