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{{Class infobox
 
{{Class infobox
 
|name=Herbology
 
|name=Herbology
|image=[[File:Herbology.JPG|250px]]
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|image=[[File:Herbology second year.png|250px]]
|professor=*[[Herbert Beery]]
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|professor=*[[Herbert Beery]] (formerly)
*[[Pomona Sprout]]<ref name=PS8">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' (''Chapter 8 - The Potions Master'') (pg. 99 UK edition)</ref>
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*[[Pomona Sprout]] (formerly)
*[[Neville Longbottom]]<ref name="DHEP">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' (''Nineteen Years Later'') (pg. 606 UK edition)</ref>
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*[[Neville Longbottom]]
|required textbooks=*''[[One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi]]''<br>
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|required textbooks=*''[[One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi]]'' by [[Phyllida Spore]]
 
*''[[Flesh-Eating Trees of the World]]''<ref name="HBP14">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' (''Chapter 14 - Felix Felicis'') (pg.283 American edition)</ref>
 
*''[[Flesh-Eating Trees of the World]]''<ref name="HBP14">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' (''Chapter 14 - Felix Felicis'') (pg.283 American edition)</ref>
 
|required equipment=*[[Dragon-hide gloves]]
 
|required equipment=*[[Dragon-hide gloves]]
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*[[Mooncalf dung]]
 
*[[Mooncalf dung]]
 
*[[Wand]]
 
*[[Wand]]
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*[[Books]]
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*[[Parchment]]
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*[[Quill]]
 
|classroom=*[[Class 102]]
 
|classroom=*[[Class 102]]
 
*[[Herbology greenhouses]]
 
*[[Herbology greenhouses]]
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'''Herbology''' is the study of [[magic]]al and mundane plants and fungi. In Herbology, students learn to care for and utilize plants, and learn about their magical properties, and what they are used for. Many plants provide ingredients for [[potion]]s and medicine, while others have magical effects of their own right.
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'''{{Quote|Three times a week they went out to the greenhouses behind the castle to study Herbology, with a dumpy little witch called [[Professor Sprout]], where they learned how to take care of strange plants and fungi, and found out what they were used for.|[[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
==Class location==
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'''Herbology''' is the study of [[magic]]al and mundane plants and fungi, making it the wizarding equivalent to [[wikipedia:Botany|botany]].
These classes are held in the grounds of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], in the [[Hogwarts greenhouses|greenhouses]]. The greenhouses are located below the two main Bell Towers of the castle. Classes are held in different greenhouses depending on the students' year, with more advanced and dangerous plants typically reserved for O.W.L. or N.E.W.T.-level study.
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Herbology is a core class and subject taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], in which students learn to care for and utilize plants, and learn about their magical properties, and what they are used for. Many plants provide ingredients for [[potion]]s and medicine, while others have magical effects of their own right.
   
 
==Class information==
 
==Class information==
[[File:Professor Sprout greenhouse 1.jpg|thumb|left|260px|Professor Sprout teaches a second year Herbology class in 1992.]]
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[[File:Herbology88.jpg|thumb|left|210x210px|[[Professor Sprout]] teaching a class]]
Herbology is a mandatory class at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] for the first five years of a student's education. Herbology lessons in a student's [[first year]] at Hogwarts consist mainly of lectures relating to plants and their uses. Students cover [[Devil's Snare]], and learn to cast Incendio to deal with them.
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Herbology is a mandatory class at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] for the first five years of a student's education.
   
It is not until their second year, when they move to greenhouse three, that the students receive more hands-on experience. During their second year, students study and care for [[Mandrake]]s, Leaping Toadstools, and [[Shrivelfig|Abyssinian Shrivelfigs]]. They learn how to cast the [[Diffindo]] spell. During a student's third year of Herbology, their lessons included [[Puffapod]]s and how to harvest them.
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Students spend class time learning about the different varieties of magical plants that exist. The further into a student's education the more difficult and dangerous the plants become.
   
In a student's fourth year at Hogwarts, their Herbology lessons include learning of the properties of [[bubotuber]] [[Bubotuber pus|pus]] and how to safely collect it.
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[[Ordinary Wizarding Level|&nbsp;]]In the fifth year students take[[Ordinary Wizarding Level| Ordinary Wizarding Level]] examinations, much of the year is spent working with a variety of more dangerous plants like the [[Fanged Geranium]], as well as revisiting the past four years of lessons. As part of their Herbology [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L]], students must sit a written exam, and then complete a practical exam, during which the students work with a wide selection of plants.<ref name="OotP31">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 31 (''O.W.L.s'')</ref>
   
[[Ordinary Wizarding Level]] examinations are taken at the end of a student's fifth year; as such, much of the year is spent working with a variety of more dangerous plants like the [[Fanged Geranium]], as well as revisiting the past four years of lessons. As part of their Herbology [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L]], students must sit a written exam, and then complete a practical exam, during which the students work with a wide selection of plants.
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[[File:1992_Herbology.jpg|thumb|240x240px|[[Second year]] Herbology class]]
   
[[File:Normal promo neville plant.jpg|250px|right|thumb|Neville in Herbology class.]]
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Students who achieve either '[[Outstanding]]' or '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' on their Herbology [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] move on to the advanced class, where the plants become more dangerous still. At the end of their seventh year, students prepare for their [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s.]]
 
Students who receive an 'Exceeds Expectation's' grade or higher in their Herbology [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] will be allowed to continue Herbology during their sixth year at Hogwarts, where they will prepare for their [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]] in their seventh year.
 
   
 
[[Pomona Sprout]] was at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] as Herbology professor in the 1990's; by 2017, however, she had either been replaced by, or was working alongside [[Neville Longbottom]], who was likewise a professor. Neville was one of her students in the past, and a gifted herbologist.
 
[[Pomona Sprout]] was at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] as Herbology professor in the 1990's; by 2017, however, she had either been replaced by, or was working alongside [[Neville Longbottom]], who was likewise a professor. Neville was one of her students in the past, and a gifted herbologist.
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==Location and time==
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These classes are held in the grounds of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], in the [[Hogwarts greenhouses|greenhouses]]. The greenhouses are located below the two main Bell Towers of the castle. Classes are held in different greenhouses depending on the students' year, with more advanced and dangerous plants typically reserved for O.W.L. or [[N.E.W.T.]]-level study.
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=== Lesson times ===
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* [[First Year|First year]]
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** Wednesday (second period)
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* [[Second year]]
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** Monday (second period)
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** Tuesday (third period)
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** Wednesday (first period)
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** Thursday (third period)
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* [[Third year]]
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** Wednesday (afternoon)
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* [[Fourth year]]
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** Monday (morning)
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* [[Fifth year]]
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** Tuesday (sixth period)
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** Wednesday (forth/fifth period)
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* [[Sixth year]]
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** Tuesday (unknown)
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* [[Seventh year]]
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** Unknown
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==Curriculum==
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===First Year===
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{{Quote| ''[…]'' one of the Bouncing Bulbs wriggled free from Harry's grip and smacked him hard in the face.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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*[[Fire-Making Spell]]
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*[[Venomous Tentacula]] {{c|Not practically}}
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*[[Spiky Bush]]
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*[[Bouncing Bulb]]
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*[[Severing Charm]]
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*[[Puffapods]]
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*[[Moly]]
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*[[Asphodel]]
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*[[Dried Nettles]]
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*[[Dittany]]
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*[[Wormwood]]
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*[[Mandrake Root]]
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*[[Aconite]]
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*[[Lumos Solem]]
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*[[Devil's Snare]]
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===Second Year===
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{{Quote|Those are Spiky Bushes. You may cast Incendio on them but step back to avoid their needles.|[[Pomona Sprout]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)}}
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*[[Severing Charm]] {{c|Revision}}
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*[[Bowtruckle]]s and how defeat them using [[Severing Charm]].
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*[[Spiky Bush]] {{c|Revision}}
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*[[Venomous Tentacula]] {{c|Not practicaly, Revision}}
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*[[Incendio Duo]]
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*[[Slug]]s and how to defeat them using [[Incendio Duo]].
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*[[Puffapods]] {{c|Revision}}
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*[[Mandrakes]]
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*[[Fluxweed]]
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*[[Leaping Toadstools]]
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*Abyssinian [[Shrivelfig]]s
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===Third Year===
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*[[Severing Charm]] {{c|Revision}}
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*[[Puffapods]] {{c|Revision}}
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*[[Incendio Tria]]
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===Fourth Year===
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*[[Herbivicus]]
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*[[Orchideous Jinx]]
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*[[Incendio]] {{c|Revision}}
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*Learning the properties of[[Bubotuber pus| ]][[Bubotuber pus ]] and how to safely collect it.
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*[[Gillyweed]] and it's uses.
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===Fifth Year===
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*[[Incendio]] {{c|Revision to prepare to O.W.L.s}}
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*[[Self-fertilizing Shrub|Self-Fertilizing Shrubs]]
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*[[Chinese Chomping Cabbage]]
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*[[Fanged Geranium]]
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===Sixth Year ===
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{{Quote| ''[...]'' they were dealing with more dangerous plants than ever in Herbology but at least they were still allowed to swear loudly if the Venomous Tentacula seized them unexpectedly from behind.|[[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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*[[Venomous Tentacula]]
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*[[Snargaluff|Snargaluff pods]]
   
 
==Known equipment==
 
==Known equipment==
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[[File:Dragon-hide gloves Book of Spell.png|thumb|164x164px|[[Dragon-hide gloves]]]]
 
*[[Dragon dung]] – used as fertiliser (Professor Sprout's fertiliser of preference).
 
*[[Dragon dung]] – used as fertiliser (Professor Sprout's fertiliser of preference).
 
*[[Dragon dung]] compost – used for planting.
 
*[[Dragon dung]] compost – used for planting.
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*[[Earmuffs]] – worn by students and the professor when repotting [[Mandrake]]s, so they could not harm students with their sound.
 
*[[Earmuffs]] – worn by students and the professor when repotting [[Mandrake]]s, so they could not harm students with their sound.
 
*[[Mooncalf dung]] – used as fertiliser, makes magical plants grow well.
 
*[[Mooncalf dung]] – used as fertiliser, makes magical plants grow well.
*[[Wand]] - to cast Herbology-related spells, such as Diffindo or Incendio.
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*[[Wand]] - to cast Herbology-related spells, such as [[Diffindo]] or [[Incendio]].
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==Known Professors==
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*[[Herbert Beery]] (?-pre 1955)
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*[[Pomona Sprout]] (?-pre 2017)
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*[[Neville Longbottom]] (pre 2017-?)
   
 
==Required textbooks==
 
==Required textbooks==
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[[File:One-thousand-magical-herbs-and-fungi-pottermore.png|thumb|137px|[[One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi]]]]
 
*''[[Encyclopedia of Toadstools]]''
 
*''[[Encyclopedia of Toadstools]]''
*''[[Flesh-Eating Trees of the World]]'' – sixth year
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*''[[Flesh-Eating Trees of the World]]'' – N.E.W.T.-level
 
*''[[Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean]]''
 
*''[[Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean]]''
 
*''[[One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi]]'' by [[Phyllida Spore]]
 
*''[[One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi]]'' by [[Phyllida Spore]]
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==Grades==
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===Pass===
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*[[Outstanding]] [O]
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*[[Exceeds Expectations]] [E]
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*[[Acceptable]] [A]
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===Fail===
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*[[Poor]] [P]
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*[[Dreadful]] [D]
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*[[Troll]] [T]
   
 
==Known O.W.L.s==
 
==Known O.W.L.s==
*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]]
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<gallery widths="80" position="center" spacing="small" orientation="portrait">
*[[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]]
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Barty Crouch, Jr.jpg|[[Barty Crouch Jr.]]
*[[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]]
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Bill-Weasley-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-movies-17182060-1919-2560.jpg|[[Bill Weasley]]
*[[George Weasley]]
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Louis-Doyle-Ernie-Macmillan.jpg|[[Ernie Macmillan]]
*[[Hannah Abbott]]
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PHELPS2.jpg|[[George Weasley]]
*[[Harry Potter]]
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Hannah Abbott .jpg|[[Hannah Abbott]]
*[[Hermione Granger]]
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PromoHP7 Harry Potter.jpg|[[Harry Potter]]
*[[Neville Longbottom]]
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HBP-Photoshoots-hermione-granger-22934574-1400-1868.jpg|[[Hermione Granger]]
*[[Percy Weasley]]
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Neville-promo-pics-neville-longbottom-28261912-390-520.jpg|[[Neville Longbottom]]
*[[Pomona Sprout]]
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percy.jpg|[[Percy Weasley]]
*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
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Pomona Spraaawwwtt wand.jpg|[[Pomona Sprout]]
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1Ron-Harry-Potter-and-the-half-blood-prince-potterhead-29292270-299-400.jpg|[[Ron Weasley]]
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</gallery>
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==Media==
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<gallery widths="300" position="center" spacing="small" captionalign="center" hideaddbutton="true">
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File:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Herbology class|Herbology class
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</gallery>{{VideoFooter}}
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
   
{{Education}}
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{{Herbology}}{{Education}}
{{Herbology}}
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[[es:Herbología]]
 
[[es:Herbología]]
 
[[fr:Botanique]]
 
[[fr:Botanique]]

Latest revision as of 20:11, December 1, 2014

"Three times a week they went out to the greenhouses behind the castle to study Herbology, with a dumpy little witch called Professor Sprout, where they learned how to take care of strange plants and fungi, and found out what they were used for."
Harry Potter[src]

Herbology is the study of magical and mundane plants and fungi, making it the wizarding equivalent to botany.

Herbology is a core class and subject taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in which students learn to care for and utilize plants, and learn about their magical properties, and what they are used for. Many plants provide ingredients for potions and medicine, while others have magical effects of their own right.

Class informationEdit

Herbology88

Professor Sprout teaching a class

Herbology is a mandatory class at Hogwarts for the first five years of a student's education.

Students spend class time learning about the different varieties of magical plants that exist. The further into a student's education the more difficult and dangerous the plants become.

 In the fifth year students take Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations, much of the year is spent working with a variety of more dangerous plants like the Fanged Geranium, as well as revisiting the past four years of lessons. As part of their Herbology O.W.L, students must sit a written exam, and then complete a practical exam, during which the students work with a wide selection of plants.[3]

1992 Herbology

Second year Herbology class

Students who achieve either 'Outstanding' or 'Exceeds Expectations' on their Herbology O.W.L. move on to the advanced class, where the plants become more dangerous still. At the end of their seventh year, students prepare for their N.E.W.T.s.

Pomona Sprout was at Hogwarts as Herbology professor in the 1990's; by 2017, however, she had either been replaced by, or was working alongside Neville Longbottom, who was likewise a professor. Neville was one of her students in the past, and a gifted herbologist.

Location and timeEdit

These classes are held in the grounds of Hogwarts, in the greenhouses. The greenhouses are located below the two main Bell Towers of the castle. Classes are held in different greenhouses depending on the students' year, with more advanced and dangerous plants typically reserved for O.W.L. or N.E.W.T.-level study.

Lesson times Edit

  • First year
    • Wednesday (second period)
  • Second year
    • Monday (second period)
    • Tuesday (third period)
    • Wednesday (first period)
    • Thursday (third period)

CurriculumEdit

First YearEdit

" […] one of the Bouncing Bulbs wriggled free from Harry's grip and smacked him hard in the face."
—Description.[src]

Second YearEdit

"Those are Spiky Bushes. You may cast Incendio on them but step back to avoid their needles."
Pomona Sprout[src]

Third YearEdit

Fourth YearEdit

Fifth YearEdit

Sixth Year Edit

" [...] they were dealing with more dangerous plants than ever in Herbology but at least they were still allowed to swear loudly if the Venomous Tentacula seized them unexpectedly from behind."
Harry Potter[src]

Known equipmentEdit

Dragon-hide gloves Book of Spell

Dragon-hide gloves

  • Dragon dung – used as fertiliser (Professor Sprout's fertiliser of preference).
  • Dragon dung compost – used for planting.
  • Dragon-hide gloves – worn when handling dangerous plants.
  • Earmuffs – worn by students and the professor when repotting Mandrakes, so they could not harm students with their sound.
  • Mooncalf dung – used as fertiliser, makes magical plants grow well.
  • Wand - to cast Herbology-related spells, such as Diffindo or Incendio.

Known ProfessorsEdit

Required textbooksEdit

One-thousand-magical-herbs-and-fungi-pottermore

One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi

GradesEdit

PassEdit

FailEdit

Known O.W.L.sEdit

MediaEdit

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Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Chapter 14 - Felix Felicis) (pg.283 American edition)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chapter 6 - Gilderoy Lockhart) (pg. 72 UK edition)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)
  4. Pottermore - Hogwarts School Subjects (J.K. Rowling's thoughts)


Herbology
Pottedmandrake
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


Wizarding Education
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Schools: Beauxbatons Academy of Magic · Brazilian wizarding school · Durmstrang Institute · Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry · Koldovstoretz · Mahoutokoro School of Magic · Salem Witches' Institute (possibly) · Uagadou School of Magic
Specialised schools: Academy of Broom Flying · Charm School · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts
Examinations: First year exams · Second year exams · Third year exams · Fourth year exams · Ordinary Wizarding Level · Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test
Core classes: Astronomy · Charms · Defence Against the Dark Arts · Herbology · History of Magic · Potions · Transfiguration
Elective classes: Alchemy · Arithmancy · Care of Magical Creatures · Divination · Muggle Studies · Study of Ancient Runes
Extra-curricular classes: Apparition · Advanced Arithmancy Studies · Ancient Studies · Art · Flying · Frog Choir · Ghoul Studies · Hogwarts orchestra · Magical Theory · Muggle Art · Muggle Music · Music · Xylomancy

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