Luna and her father, Xenophilius Lovegood made a drink with this plant, which they called a Gurdyroot Infusion, which has a bogey-like taste. It was apparently reddish purple in colour. The Gurdyroot was mentioned in the radio programme Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots.
In 1997, Luna Lovegood sorted through her bag making Ron Weasley hold some of the contents, including the Gurdyroot. In the end she let Ron keep it, claiming that she had more than just that one. Later in the year, Ron made a joke that Xenophilius and Luna gave Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour a lifetime supply of Gurdyroots for their wedding.
It also does not have a pleasant taste. When Hermione Granger was transforming into Bellatrix Lestrange in the spring of 1998 using Polyjuice Potion, Hermione stated that the potion tasted "disgusting, worse than Gurdyroots".
Behind the scenes
- In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Neville Longbottom bought an "evil-smelling green onion" to protect himself from the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets. Even when people pointed out Neville was not Muggle-Born, and therefore would probably not be a target, Neville felt he still needed this protection as he joked he was nearly a "squib". It's unknown whether the green onion was a Gurdyroot, even though it fits the description.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 20 (Lord Voldemort's Request)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 21 (The Tale of the Three Brothers)}
- ↑ J. K. Rowling's official site
- ↑ Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 3
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 11 (The Bribe)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 26 (Gringotts)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)