Mooncalf dung can only be harvested when the Mooncalf emerges from its burrow during the full moon. If collected before the sun rises, it will make any magical plant it is spread on grow fast and strong.

Taking mooncalf dung from a field owned by another wizard without permission is illegal, and reported cases of theft by Summoning Charm are prosecuted by either the Improper Use of Magic Office and/or the Wizengamot.[1]

The Sopophorous plant is endemic to gloomy marshlands, and will sprout there especially if fertilised by Mooncalf dung.[2]


Notes and references

  1. Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test, Grade 1, Question 4. The Pest Advisory Board is also a possible answer, but can be discounted as being periphery to the crime.
  2. Wonderbook: Book of Spells - see this video