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"These are the Wrackpurt siphons — to remove all sources of distraction from the thinker's immediate area. Here, a billywig propeller, to induce an elevated frame of mind. Finally, the dirigible Plum, so as to enhance the ability to accept the extraordinary."
Xenophilius Lovegood explains the elements of his replica of Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem.[src]

The Dirigible plum is an orange radish-like fruit. Dirigible plums grow upside-down on small bushes.[1]

Some, like Xenophilius Lovegood, believe dirigible plums enhance the ability of one to accept the extraordinary. As such, on his stone bust of Rowena Ravenclaw, and in an attempt to recreate her lost diadem, he included this plant as part of the headdress.[1] His daughter, Luna Lovegood, usually wore a pair of dirigible plums as earrings.

[2] In the film version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Dirigible Plums also float away, for instance when the Death Eaters destroy the Lovegood Home.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 20 (Xenophilius Lovegood)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 13 (Detention with Dolores)

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