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(How could Harry possibly have swum all the way to the bottom of the lake, had a confrontation with the merpeople, then freed Ron and Gabrielle and been half-way up to the surface in five minutes?)
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*In the book, it is [[Dobby]] who tells about and gives Harry the Gillyweed, after overhearing Moody/Barty's staged conversation with [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] about which tactic the Champions might use in the Second Task.
 
*In the book, it is [[Dobby]] who tells about and gives Harry the Gillyweed, after overhearing Moody/Barty's staged conversation with [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] about which tactic the Champions might use in the Second Task.
 
*There seems to be some Gillyweed stored in the [[Hogwarts greenhouses|Herbology Greenhouses]] as well as [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]'s private potion stores.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]</ref>
 
*There seems to be some Gillyweed stored in the [[Hogwarts greenhouses|Herbology Greenhouses]] as well as [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]'s private potion stores.<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]</ref>
*While the effects of Gillyweed are said to last for an hour in fresh water, if one keeps track during the film the effects are shown to last almost exactly five minutes in the Black Lake.
 
   
 
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==Appearances==

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Gillyweed
Gillyweed
Species information
Native range

Mediterranean Sea

Distinction(s)

When it is consumed, one grows gills and webbing between the fingers and toes.

Affiliation

Herbology; Plants

Gillyweed is a magical plant native to the Mediterranean Sea. When it is eaten by a witch or wizard, one grows gills and webbing between the fingers and toes, allowing them to process oxygen from water and navigate underwater more easily. There is some debate among Herbologists as to the duration of the effects of Gillyweed in fresh water versus salt water, [1] but the effects of Gillyweed in fresh water seem to last about an hour.

Description

Gillyweed is said to resemble a bundle of slimy, grey-green rat tails.

Known Uses

Harry Potter used Gillyweed during the Second Task of the 1994 Triwizard Tournament. Dobby gave it to him, after overhearing a conversation which Barty Crouch Jr, disguised as Alastor Moody, staged with Professor McGonagall.

Connection with Gillywater

Gillyweed can also, presumably, be used as an ingredient in a drink called Gillywater. Professor McGonagall once ordered a glass of it in The Three Broomsticks. Romilda Vane offered Harry a glass of Gillywater spiked with a Love Potion, in an attempt to get Harry to ask her to Professor Slughorn's Christmas Party.

Behind the scenes

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Harry utilizing gillyweed in the Second Task.

Appearances

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Gillyweed in Harry Potter's hand.

Notes and references

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