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|born=[[15 May]],<ref name="birthday">[http://www.mugglenet.com/ Mugglenet] [http://www.mugglenet.com/jkrcom/birthdayarchive.shtml Birthday archive]: Pomona Sprout (information retrieved from [[J.K.Rowling Official Site|J.K. Rowling's Official Site]])</ref> [[1940s|1941]]<ref name="pottermore1">[[Pottermore]] biography of [[Minerva McGonagall]] (transcription available [http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=4a2e751bddc00f9618a0b1bb6d9ce6fc&p=481284&postcount=443 here])</ref>
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|born=[[15 May]],<ref name="birthday">''[[J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]''; [https://twitter.com/pottermore/status/334657953305083904 Pottermore Twitter]</ref> [[1930s|1931]] or [[1940s|1941]]<ref name="pottermore1">[[Pottermore]] biography of [[Minerva McGonagall]] (transcription available [http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=4a2e751bddc00f9618a0b1bb6d9ce6fc&p=481284&postcount=443 here])</ref>
 
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|blood=[[Half-blood]] or [[Pure-blood]]<ref name="NotMuggle-Born">She was not sent to Azkaban while Hogwarts was under Snape and the Carrows' rule, so she obviously was not Muggle-born.</ref>
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|blood=[[Half-blood]] or [[Pure-blood]]<ref name="NotMuggle-Born">She was not sent to Azkaban while Hogwarts was under Snape and the Carrows' rule, so she obviously was not Muggle-born.</ref>
 
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|title=*[[Professor]]<ref name="PS8">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Potions Master'')</ref>
 
|title=*[[Professor]]<ref name="PS8">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Potions Master'')</ref>
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|hair=Grey<ref name="CS6">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 6 (''Gilderoy Lockhart'')</ref>
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|hair=Grey<ref name="GF12">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 12 (''The Triwizard Tournament'')</ref>
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|boggart=[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]<ref name="LHP">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''</ref>
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*[[Professor|Head]] of [[Herbology department]]<ref name="PS8"> (after [[1950s|1955]] - before [[2017]])<ref name="Epilogue">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Epilogue (''Nineteen Years Later'')</ref>
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*[[Professor|Head]] of [[Herbology department]]<ref name="PS8"/> (after [[1950s|1955]] - before [[2017]])<ref name="Epilogue">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Epilogue (''Nineteen Years Later'')</ref>
*[[Head of Hufflepuff House]]<ref name="GF36"> (? - before [[2017]])<ref name="Epilogue">
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*[[Head of Hufflepuff House]]<ref name="GF36"/> (? - before [[2017]])<ref name="Epilogue"/>
 
|house=[[Hufflepuff]]<ref name="House">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=62 "If a teacher is head of a house, can we assume that they were sorted into those houses when they were students at Hogwarts? Is that also true for the house ghosts? So was Snape a Slytherin?"] on [[J.K.Rowling Official Site]]</ref>
 
|house=[[Hufflepuff]]<ref name="House">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=62 "If a teacher is head of a house, can we assume that they were sorted into those houses when they were students at Hogwarts? Is that also true for the house ghosts? So was Snape a Slytherin?"] on [[J.K.Rowling Official Site]]</ref>
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*[[Herbology department]]
 
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*[[Order of the Phoenix]] (during [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and [[Battle of Hogwarts]])
 
*[[Order of the Phoenix]] (during [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and [[Battle of Hogwarts]])
 
*[[Dumbledore's Army]] (during [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and [[Battle of Hogwarts]])
 
*[[Dumbledore's Army]] (during [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and [[Battle of Hogwarts]])
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{{Quote|I feel that if a single pupil wants to come, then the school ought to remain open for that pupil.|Professor Sprout after the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]].|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Quote|I feel that if a single pupil wants to come, then the school ought to remain open for that pupil.|Professor Sprout after the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]].|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
'''Professor Pomona Sprout''' (b. [[15 May]],[[1940s|1941]]) was a [[wizards|witch]] who worked as [[Head of Hufflepuff House]] and [[Professor|Head]] of the [[Herbology]] [[Herbology department|department]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. She attended the school in her youth, where she was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Hufflepuff|Hufflepuff House]] and excelled at [[Herbology]]. Some time after her [[Seventh year|graduation]], Sprout returned to Hogwarts to teach.
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'''Professor Pomona Sprout''' (b. [[15 May]], [[1930s|1931]] or [[1940s|1941]]) was a [[wizards|witch]] who worked as [[Head of Hufflepuff House]] and [[Professor|Head]] of the [[Herbology]] [[Herbology department|department]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. She attended the school in her youth, where she was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Hufflepuff|Hufflepuff House]] and excelled at [[Herbology]]. Some time after her [[Seventh year|graduation]], Sprout returned to Hogwarts to teach.
   
 
Professor Sprout opposed [[Lord Voldemort]] during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. In [[1993]], she brewed the [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]] for those who were petrified by [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Slytherin's Monster]]. She also opposed [[Dolores Umbridge]] and her tyranny over the school in the [[1995-1996 school year]], which the rest of the staff were happy to join her in doing, voted for the school to remain open after the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and assisted in ousting [[Severus Snape]] in [[1998]]. Sprout took a group of students to the battlements during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and threw [[Devil's Snare]] and various other dangerous plants onto the invading [[Death Eaters]]. She ultimately survived the War and had retired by [[2017]], with [[Neville Longbottom]] replacing her in the post of [[Herbology]] teacher. Her life after that is unknown.
 
Professor Sprout opposed [[Lord Voldemort]] during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. In [[1993]], she brewed the [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]] for those who were petrified by [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Slytherin's Monster]]. She also opposed [[Dolores Umbridge]] and her tyranny over the school in the [[1995-1996 school year]], which the rest of the staff were happy to join her in doing, voted for the school to remain open after the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and assisted in ousting [[Severus Snape]] in [[1998]]. Sprout took a group of students to the battlements during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and threw [[Devil's Snare]] and various other dangerous plants onto the invading [[Death Eaters]]. She ultimately survived the War and had retired by [[2017]], with [[Neville Longbottom]] replacing her in the post of [[Herbology]] teacher. Her life after that is unknown.
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===Early life===
 
===Early life===
 
[[File:Hogwarts boats 1.jpg|thumb|left|280px|[[First year|First-years]] approaching [[Hogwarts Castle]].]]
 
[[File:Hogwarts boats 1.jpg|thumb|left|280px|[[First year|First-years]] approaching [[Hogwarts Castle]].]]
Pomona Sprout was born into a wizarding family of unknown degree<ref name="NotMuggle-Born" /> on [[15 May]] [[1940s|1941]].<ref name="pottermore1" /> She presumably purchased [[Pomona Sprout's wand|her wand]] from [[Diagon Alley]] at the age of eleven, prior to attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
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Pomona Sprout was born into a wizarding family of unknown degree<ref name="NotMuggle-Born" /> on [[15 May]]<ref name="birthday"/> in [[1930s|1931]] or [[1940s|1941]].<ref name="pottermore1" /> She presumably purchased [[Pomona Sprout's wand|her wand]] from [[Diagon Alley]] at the age of eleven, prior to attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
   
She was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Hufflepuff|Hufflepuff House]]<ref name="House" /> upon her arrival at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] when she was eleven years old. Sprout excelled at [[Herbology]], which was probably taught by [[Herbert Beery|Professor Herbert Beery]] at the time,<ref name="Prof.Beery">''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' - ''Albus Dumbledore on "''The Fountain of Fair Fortune''"''</ref> and likely achieved a high-graded [[O.W.L.]] in the subject, maybe even a [[N.E.W.T.]] as well.
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She was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Hufflepuff|Hufflepuff House]]<ref name="House" /> upon her arrival at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] when she was eleven years old, in either [[1940s|1942]] or [[1950s|1952]]. Sprout excelled at [[Herbology]], which was probably taught by [[Herbert Beery|Professor Herbert Beery]] at the time,<ref name="Prof.Beery">''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' - ''Albus Dumbledore on "''The Fountain of Fair Fortune''"''</ref> and likely achieved a high-graded [[O.W.L.]] in the subject, maybe even a [[N.E.W.T.]] as well.
   
 
Pomona and [[Minerva McGonagall]]'s student time at Hogwarts overlapped by two years. The two students enjoyed an excellent relationship both then and in later years.<ref name="pottermore1" />
 
Pomona and [[Minerva McGonagall]]'s student time at Hogwarts overlapped by two years. The two students enjoyed an excellent relationship both then and in later years.<ref name="pottermore1" />
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Nymphadora Tonks|I was never a prefect myself. My Head of House said I lacked certain necessary qualities.|Ginevra Weasley|Like what?|Like the ability to behave myself.|[[Nymphadora Tonks]] to [[Ginevra Weasley]] on what Sprout thought about her.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Nymphadora Tonks|I was never a prefect myself. My Head of House said I lacked certain necessary qualities.|Ginevra Weasley|Like what?|Like the ability to behave myself.|[[Nymphadora Tonks]] to [[Ginevra Weasley]] on what Sprout thought about her.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
   
Professor Sprout was [[Nymphadora Tonks]]'s [[Head of House]]<ref name="Tonks's house">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=117 "What houses were Tonks and Myrtle in?"] at [http://www.jkrowling.com/ J.K. Rowling's official site]</ref> in the late [[1980s]] and early [[1990s]]. Sprout did not make her a [[prefect]] in her [[fifth year]] due to her inability to behave herself.<ref name="OP9">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Woes of Mrs. Weasley'')</ref> However, Tonks presumably surprised Sprout after she earnt at least five [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.Ts]] in her [[seventh year]].
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Professor Sprout was [[Nymphadora Tonks]]'s [[Head of House]]<ref name="Tonks's house">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=117 "What houses were Tonks and Myrtle in?"] at [http://www.jkrowling.com/ J.K. Rowling's official site]</ref> in the late [[1980s]] and early [[1990s]]. Sprout did not make her a [[prefect]] in her [[fifth year]] due to her inability to behave herself.<ref name="OP9">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Woes of Mrs Weasley'')</ref> However, Tonks presumably surprised Sprout after she earnt at least five [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.Ts]] in her [[seventh year]].
   
 
Sometime in between [[1987]] and [[1990]], [[Gabriel Truman]], a [[third year]] at the time, got into a [[duel]] with a [[Ravenclaw]] [[Prefect]] who argued that the famous [[Arithmancer]] [[Bridget Wenlock]] must have been in his own house, not [[Hufflepuff]], as she was in fact. Gabriel felt he deserved a week's worth of detentions for his own actions, but Professor Sprout went easy on him, sending him off with a warning and a box of [[coconut ice]].<ref name="pottermorehufflepuffs"/>
 
Sometime in between [[1987]] and [[1990]], [[Gabriel Truman]], a [[third year]] at the time, got into a [[duel]] with a [[Ravenclaw]] [[Prefect]] who argued that the famous [[Arithmancer]] [[Bridget Wenlock]] must have been in his own house, not [[Hufflepuff]], as she was in fact. Gabriel felt he deserved a week's worth of detentions for his own actions, but Professor Sprout went easy on him, sending him off with a warning and a box of [[coconut ice]].<ref name="pottermorehufflepuffs"/>
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====Re-opening of the Chamber of Secrets====
 
====Re-opening of the Chamber of Secrets====
{{Quote|We will be able to cure her, Argus. Professor Sprout recently managed to procure some Mandrakes. As soon as they have reached their full size, I will have a potion made that will revive Mrs. Norris.|[[Albus Dumbledore]] consoling [[Argus Filch]] after the attack on [[Mrs. Norris]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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{{Quote|We will be able to cure her, Argus. Professor Sprout recently managed to procure some Mandrakes. As soon as they have reached their full size, I will have a potion made that will revive Mrs Norris.|[[Albus Dumbledore]] consoling [[Argus Filch]] after the attack on [[Mrs Norris]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
[[File:Madam Sprout 2.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Professor Sprout teaching her second-year class how to re-pot [[Mandrake]]s in the [[1992-1993 school year]].]]
 
[[File:Madam Sprout 2.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Professor Sprout teaching her second-year class how to re-pot [[Mandrake]]s in the [[1992-1993 school year]].]]
The following year, [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley]] drove [[Flying Ford Anglia|a bewitched car]] into the school's [[Whomping Willow]]. As the [[Herbology]] teacher, Professor Sprout was in charge of doctoring the damaged tree by wrapping bandages around the broken branches.<ref name="CS6" /> On the first day of term, [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], the new [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[professor|teacher]], gave her useless pointers and made out that he was a better [[Herbologist]] than her. Sprout was made unhappy further when Lockhart took Harry out of the lesson to speak to him. That day, she taught her [[second year]]s how to re-pot a new growth of [[Mandrake]].<ref name="CS6" />
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The following year, [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley]] drove [[Flying Ford Anglia|a bewitched car]] into the school's [[Whomping Willow]]. As the [[Herbology]] teacher, Professor Sprout was in charge of doctoring the damaged tree by wrapping bandages around the broken branches.<ref name="CS6">{{COS}} - Chapter 6 (''Gilderoy Lockhart'')</ref> On the first day of term, [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], the new [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[professor|teacher]], gave her useless pointers and made out that he was a better [[Herbologist]] than her. Sprout was made unhappy further when Lockhart took Harry out of the lesson to speak to him. That day, she taught her [[second year]]s how to re-pot a new growth of [[Mandrake]].<ref name="CS6" />
   
After [[Mrs. Norris]], the cat belonging to [[Argus Filch]], was found petrified, [[Professor Dumbledore]] decided that they were to use a [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]] to cure her.<ref name="CS9">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Writing on the Wall'')</ref> Professor Sprout was put in charge of maturing her [[Mandrake]]s until they could be chopped up, stewed and used by [[Potions Master]] [[Severus Snape]] for the draught.<ref name="CS9" />
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After [[Mrs. Norris|Mrs Norris]], the cat belonging to [[Argus Filch]], was found petrified, [[Professor Dumbledore]] decided that they were to use a [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]] to cure her.<ref name="CS9">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Writing on the Wall'')</ref> Professor Sprout was put in charge of maturing her [[Mandrake]]s until they could be chopped up, stewed and used by [[Potions Master]] [[Severus Snape]] for the draught.<ref name="CS9" />
   
 
Sprout attended the [[Quidditch|Quidditch match]] between the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] and [[Slytherin Quidditch team|Slytherin teams]], sat high up in the stands by [[Potions Master]] [[Severus Snape]], [[Charms Master]] [[Filius Flitwick]], [[Hogwarts Library|librarian]] [[Irma Pince]] and [[Hogwarts Board of Governors|Governor]] [[Lucius Malfoy]].<ref name="CSf15">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' - Chapter 15 (''Rogue Bludger'')</ref>
 
Sprout attended the [[Quidditch|Quidditch match]] between the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] and [[Slytherin Quidditch team|Slytherin teams]], sat high up in the stands by [[Potions Master]] [[Severus Snape]], [[Charms Master]] [[Filius Flitwick]], [[Hogwarts Library|librarian]] [[Irma Pince]] and [[Hogwarts Board of Governors|Governor]] [[Lucius Malfoy]].<ref name="CSf15">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' - Chapter 15 (''Rogue Bludger'')</ref>
 
[[File:Sprout and pop.jpg|thumb|255px|left|Professor Sprout and [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] at the End-of-Term Feast in [[1993]].]]
 
[[File:Sprout and pop.jpg|thumb|255px|left|Professor Sprout and [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] at the End-of-Term Feast in [[1993]].]]
By the end of the year the Mandrakes had reached maturity and the [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]] was completed and administered to those who were petrified; [[Mrs. Norris]], [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]], [[Colin Creevey]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Penelope Clearwater]] and the ghost of [[Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington|Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington]].<ref name="CS18">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 18 (''Dobby's Reward'')</ref> At the [[End-of-Term Feast]], Professor Dumbledore and the rest of the school applauded Sprout for her contribution in the brewing of the Mandrake Draught.<ref name="CSf36">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' - Chapter 36 (''Welcome Back'')</ref>
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By the end of the year the Mandrakes had reached maturity and the [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]] was completed and administered to those who were petrified; [[Mrs. Norris|Mrs Norris]], [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]], [[Colin Creevey]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Penelope Clearwater]] and the ghost of [[Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington|Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington]].<ref name="CS18">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 18 (''Dobby's Reward'')</ref> At the [[End-of-Term Feast]], Professor Dumbledore and the rest of the school applauded Sprout for her contribution in the brewing of the Mandrake Draught.<ref name="CSf36">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' - Chapter 36 (''Welcome Back'')</ref>
   
 
====Sirius Black's Escape====
 
====Sirius Black's Escape====
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{{Quote|Professor Sprout was a squat little witch who wore a patched hat over her flyaway hair; there was usually a large amount of earth on her clothes, and her fingernails would have made [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]] faint.|A description of Professor Sprout in [[1992]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote|Professor Sprout was a squat little witch who wore a patched hat over her flyaway hair; there was usually a large amount of earth on her clothes, and her fingernails would have made [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]] faint.|A description of Professor Sprout in [[1992]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
   
Professor Sprout was described as being a squat little witch with short, grey, wavy hair.<ref name="CS6" /> She usually wore a patched and battered hat.<ref name="CS6" /> Her clothes were noted to almost always be covered in dirt and earth, as were her dirty fingernails.<ref name="CS6" /> Sprout also almost always had a smile on her face.<ref name="CS6" />
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Professor Sprout was described as being a squat little witch with short, grey, wavy hair.<ref name="GF12"/> She usually wore a patched and battered hat.<ref name="CS6" /> Her clothes were noted to almost always be covered in dirt and earth, as were her dirty fingernails.<ref name="CS6" /> Sprout also almost always had a smile on her face.<ref name="CS6" />
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
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*'''[[Herbologist]]''': As the [[professor]] of [[Herbology]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], Professor Sprout was a skilled [[Herbologist]]. Her talents ranged from taking care of harmless plants, such as [[Umbrella Flower]]s<ref name="CS6" /> and [[Puffapod]]s,<ref name="PA8" /> to more dangerous ones, such as [[Whomping Willow]]s,<ref name="CS6" /> [[Mandrake]]s<ref name="CS6" /> and [[Snargaluff]]s.<ref name="HBP14" />
 
*'''[[Herbologist]]''': As the [[professor]] of [[Herbology]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], Professor Sprout was a skilled [[Herbologist]]. Her talents ranged from taking care of harmless plants, such as [[Umbrella Flower]]s<ref name="CS6" /> and [[Puffapod]]s,<ref name="PA8" /> to more dangerous ones, such as [[Whomping Willow]]s,<ref name="CS6" /> [[Mandrake]]s<ref name="CS6" /> and [[Snargaluff]]s.<ref name="HBP14" />
 
*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Professor Sprout has shown the ability to conjure flames. This shows that she had knowledge in transfiguration, as [[Conjuration]] is a branch of that type of magic.
 
*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Professor Sprout has shown the ability to conjure flames. This shows that she had knowledge in transfiguration, as [[Conjuration]] is a branch of that type of magic.
*'''[[Charms]]''': As the Professor of Herbology, Professor Sprout was well versed in [[Herbology]]-related Charms. For instance she mastered the ''[[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]'' spell,<ref name="PSpc">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' - PC version</ref> as well as ''[[Incendio Duo]]''<ref name="CSps1">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - PS1 version</ref> ''[[Lumos Solem]]''<ref name="PSf27"/> and the [[Severing Charm]].<ref name="CSpc">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - PC version</ref>
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*'''[[Charms]]''': As the Professor of Herbology, Professor Sprout was well versed in [[Herbology]]-related Charms. For instance she mastered the ''[[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]'' spell,<ref name="PSpc">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' - PC version</ref> as well as ''[[Incendio Duo]]''<ref name="CSps1">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - PS1 version</ref> ''[[Lumos Solem]]''<ref name="PSf27"/> and the [[Severing Charm]].<ref name="CSpc">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - PC version</ref> She was also able to conjure a non-corporeal [[Patronus]] an advanced piece of magic.<ref name="LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4"/>
*'''[[Potioneer]]''': As the [[Herbology]] [[Professor]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], Professor Sprout had a skill in potion making as she was highly familiar and accustomed to the various ingredients required for potion making.<ref name="PS/gbc" /> This fact is exemplified when one considers that she allowed the [[Potions Club]] to gather in her greenhouses.<ref name="HBP/g">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Potioneer]]''': As the [[Herbology]] [[Professor]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], Professor Sprout had a skill in potion making as she was highly familiar and accustomed to the various ingredients required for potion making.<ref name="PS/gbc" />
 
*'''[[Duel]]ling''': Professor Sprout also had at least a fair amount of skill in [[duel]]ling since she fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and survived. Also during that battle, she took a troop of students up to the [[Astronomy Tower]], which was noted to be a great place to work spells.<ref name="DH36" /> Alongside co-workers [[Minerva McGonagall]] and [[Filius Flitwick]], Pomona was able to chase powerful wizard [[Severus Snape]] out of Hogwarts.<ref name="DH30" />
 
*'''[[Duel]]ling''': Professor Sprout also had at least a fair amount of skill in [[duel]]ling since she fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and survived. Also during that battle, she took a troop of students up to the [[Astronomy Tower]], which was noted to be a great place to work spells.<ref name="DH36" /> Alongside co-workers [[Minerva McGonagall]] and [[Filius Flitwick]], Pomona was able to chase powerful wizard [[Severus Snape]] out of Hogwarts.<ref name="DH30" />
   
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===Cedric Diggory===
 
===Cedric Diggory===
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Because [[Cedric Diggory]] was a [[Hufflepuff]] student, Professor Sprout knew him well.<ref name="GF36" /> When [[Harry Potter]] became the second [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] champion in [[1994]], he felt that she had became distant with him as she was supporting Cedric.<ref name="GF18" /> When [[Cedric Diggory]] was killed, she spoke to his parents, as she knew him best.<ref name="GF36" />
 
Because [[Cedric Diggory]] was a [[Hufflepuff]] student, Professor Sprout knew him well.<ref name="GF36" /> When [[Harry Potter]] became the second [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] champion in [[1994]], he felt that she had became distant with him as she was supporting Cedric.<ref name="GF18" /> When [[Cedric Diggory]] was killed, she spoke to his parents, as she knew him best.<ref name="GF36" />
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She was always friendly with [[Filius Flitwick]], the Head of [[Ravenclaw]] house and [[Charms]] professor. Both Sprout and Flitwick supported [[Albus Dumbledore]] and the [[Order of the Phoenix]], although they were not official members. After the death of Dumbledore, Flitwick and Sprout (along with others) sat and discussed about it and about [[Severus Snape]]'s disloyalty.<ref name="HBP30"/> The next year, they both tried to protect the students from [[Amycus Carrow|Amycus]] and [[Alecto Carrow]] and fought at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and survived.
 
She was always friendly with [[Filius Flitwick]], the Head of [[Ravenclaw]] house and [[Charms]] professor. Both Sprout and Flitwick supported [[Albus Dumbledore]] and the [[Order of the Phoenix]], although they were not official members. After the death of Dumbledore, Flitwick and Sprout (along with others) sat and discussed about it and about [[Severus Snape]]'s disloyalty.<ref name="HBP30"/> The next year, they both tried to protect the students from [[Amycus Carrow|Amycus]] and [[Alecto Carrow]] and fought at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and survived.
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Sprout also appeared to be friendly with [[Horace Slughorn]], the [[Potions]] Master. In 1997, Sprout helped Slughorn pick some potion herbs. She left towards her Greenhouses after she had collected enough for Slughorn's third year class, with some to spare. Slughorn also proceeded to steal some Venomous Tentacula leaves while Sprout was not around. However, he fought at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] with Sprout.
 
Sprout also appeared to be friendly with [[Horace Slughorn]], the [[Potions]] Master. In 1997, Sprout helped Slughorn pick some potion herbs. She left towards her Greenhouses after she had collected enough for Slughorn's third year class, with some to spare. Slughorn also proceeded to steal some Venomous Tentacula leaves while Sprout was not around. However, he fought at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] with Sprout.
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*Sprout is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actress [[Miriam Margolyes]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.
 
*Sprout is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actress [[Miriam Margolyes]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''.
 
*The first physical appearance of Professor Sprout in media was in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|PC/PS1 video game]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''. This was long before any actress had been cast as Sprout, so her appearance was completely different from the later films and games. On the PC version, Sprout appeared as a short, not-really-overweight witch with straight black hair pulled back in a bun, a cheery face and emerald green robes. On the PS1 version, she was featured as a short witch (just a bit taller then the eleven-year old Harry Potter) wearing her red hair in a long plait down her back.
 
*The first physical appearance of Professor Sprout in media was in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|PC/PS1 video game]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''. This was long before any actress had been cast as Sprout, so her appearance was completely different from the later films and games. On the PC version, Sprout appeared as a short, not-really-overweight witch with straight black hair pulled back in a bun, a cheery face and emerald green robes. On the PS1 version, she was featured as a short witch (just a bit taller then the eleven-year old Harry Potter) wearing her red hair in a long plait down her back.
*During most of the first six books, Sprout was the only Head of House whose name was not an [[Wikipedia:Alliteration|alliteration]]. This was changed when Horace Slughorn replaced Severus Snape as Head of Slytherin House in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''. She is also the only Head of House (with the exception of Slughorn, who was first introduced in the sixth installment) who has not appeared in all the films.
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*During most of the first six books, Sprout was the only Head of House whose name was not an [[Wikipedia:Alliteration|alliteration]]. This was changed when Horace Slughorn replaced Severus Snape as Head of Slytherin House in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''. Up until the release of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1]]'', she was also the only Head of House (with the exception of Slughorn, who was first introduced in the sixth installment) who had not appeared in all the films.
 
*In the books Professor Sprout is described as having grey, flyaway hair while in the film versions of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' she is depicted as having short, curly hair.
 
*In the books Professor Sprout is described as having grey, flyaway hair while in the film versions of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' she is depicted as having short, curly hair.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', during the time between the first part and the second part of the Battle, Pomona was seen helping [[Madam Pomfrey]] taking care of some [[students]] near the tables.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', during the time between the first part and the second part of the Battle, Pomona was seen helping [[Madam Pomfrey]] taking care of some [[students]] near the tables.
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Pomona Sprout
Biographical information
Born

15 May,[1] 1931 or 1941[2]

Blood status

Half-blood or Pure-blood[3]

Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Height

Squat[4]

Hair colour

Grey[7]

Eye colour

Brown[6]

Skin colour

White[6]

Magical characteristics
Boggart

Lord Voldemort[8]

Wand

Unknown length, wood and core materials[6]

Patronus

Uncorporeal[8]

Affiliation
Occupation
House

Hufflepuff[10]

Loyalty
"I feel that if a single pupil wants to come, then the school ought to remain open for that pupil."
—Professor Sprout after the death of Albus Dumbledore.[src]

Professor Pomona Sprout (b. 15 May, 1931 or 1941) was a witch who worked as Head of Hufflepuff House and Head of the Herbology department at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She attended the school in her youth, where she was Sorted into Hufflepuff House and excelled at Herbology. Some time after her graduation, Sprout returned to Hogwarts to teach.

Professor Sprout opposed Lord Voldemort during the Second Wizarding War. In 1993, she brewed the Mandrake Restorative Draught for those who were petrified by Slytherin's Monster. She also opposed Dolores Umbridge and her tyranny over the school in the 1995-1996 school year, which the rest of the staff were happy to join her in doing, voted for the school to remain open after the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and assisted in ousting Severus Snape in 1998. Sprout took a group of students to the battlements during the Battle of Hogwarts and threw Devil's Snare and various other dangerous plants onto the invading Death Eaters. She ultimately survived the War and had retired by 2017, with Neville Longbottom replacing her in the post of Herbology teacher. Her life after that is unknown.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

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First-years approaching Hogwarts Castle.
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Pomona Sprout was born into a wizarding family of unknown degree[3] on 15 May[1] in 1931 or 1941.[2] She presumably purchased her wand from Diagon Alley at the age of eleven, prior to attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

She was Sorted into Hufflepuff House[10] upon her arrival at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry when she was eleven years old, in either 1942 or 1952. Sprout excelled at Herbology, which was probably taught by Professor Herbert Beery at the time,[11] and likely achieved a high-graded O.W.L. in the subject, maybe even a N.E.W.T. as well.

Pomona and Minerva McGonagall's student time at Hogwarts overlapped by two years. The two students enjoyed an excellent relationship both then and in later years.[2]

Sometime after graduating, Sprout returned to the school to teach, becoming the Herbology professor.[4]

Career at HogwartsEdit

Earlier yearsEdit

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Professor Sprout at Hogwarts.
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"Four to a tray — there is a large supply of pots here — compost in the sacks over there — and be careful of the Venomous Tentacula, it's teething."
—Professor Sprout teaching a class.[src]

At some point after her graduation in either 1949 or 1959, Sprout returned to Hogwarts as a member of the Herbology department.[4] She taught her classes in the greenhouses at the back of the castle[4] and used one of the greenhouses as office.[12]

At an unknown time, Professor Sprout became Head of Department and Head of Hufflepuff House.

Professor Sprout used to bring the most interesting specimens (some of which dance and talk) from the Herbology greenhouses to decorate Hufflepuff Basement. This was one of the reasons why Hufflepuffs were often very good in her subject.[13]

Nymphadora Tonks: "I was never a prefect myself. My Head of House said I lacked certain necessary qualities."
Ginevra Weasley: "Like what?"
Nymphadora Tonks: "Like the ability to behave myself."
Nymphadora Tonks to Ginevra Weasley on what Sprout thought about her.[src]

Professor Sprout was Nymphadora Tonks's Head of House[14] in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sprout did not make her a prefect in her fifth year due to her inability to behave herself.[15] However, Tonks presumably surprised Sprout after she earnt at least five N.E.W.Ts in her seventh year.

Sometime in between 1987 and 1990, Gabriel Truman, a third year at the time, got into a duel with a Ravenclaw Prefect who argued that the famous Arithmancer Bridget Wenlock must have been in his own house, not Hufflepuff, as she was in fact. Gabriel felt he deserved a week's worth of detentions for his own actions, but Professor Sprout went easy on him, sending him off with a warning and a box of coconut ice.[13]

Protecting the Philosopher's StoneEdit

Professor Sprout was still teaching at Hogwarts by the 1991-1992 school year. Just before the start of the new school year, Albus Dumbledore trusted her to contribute to the defences of the Philosopher's Stone Chambers.[16]

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Professor Sprout's obstacle to protect the Philosopher's Stone: a chamber filled with Devil's Snare.
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Sprout, being the Herbology Professor, planted a large amount of Devil's Snare in her Chamber, which broke the fall of the one trying to get the Stone but also tried to kill them. The trick was to use fire[17] or sunlight[18] to force the Snare into retreat.

That year, she taught her first years three times a week in Greenhouse One, and taught them how to care for various herbs and fungi.[4] The first lesson focused in recognising plants found in the Hogwarts grounds, using a copy of the Ingredient Encyclopedia as a reference.[12] Other lessons covered the Severing Charm[19] and the Incendio Charm.[20] Sprout also lectured her students about specific plants, such as Devil's Snare.[17]

That year, Sprout met the famous Harry Potter who was among the first-years she taught.[4]

Re-opening of the Chamber of SecretsEdit

"We will be able to cure her, Argus. Professor Sprout recently managed to procure some Mandrakes. As soon as they have reached their full size, I will have a potion made that will revive Mrs Norris."
Albus Dumbledore consoling Argus Filch after the attack on Mrs Norris.[src]
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Professor Sprout teaching her second-year class how to re-pot Mandrakes in the 1992-1993 school year.
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The following year, Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley drove a bewitched car into the school's Whomping Willow. As the Herbology teacher, Professor Sprout was in charge of doctoring the damaged tree by wrapping bandages around the broken branches.[21] On the first day of term, Gilderoy Lockhart, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, gave her useless pointers and made out that he was a better Herbologist than her. Sprout was made unhappy further when Lockhart took Harry out of the lesson to speak to him. That day, she taught her second years how to re-pot a new growth of Mandrake.[21]

After Mrs Norris, the cat belonging to Argus Filch, was found petrified, Professor Dumbledore decided that they were to use a Mandrake Restorative Draught to cure her.[22] Professor Sprout was put in charge of maturing her Mandrakes until they could be chopped up, stewed and used by Potions Master Severus Snape for the draught.[22]

Sprout attended the Quidditch match between the Gryffindor and Slytherin teams, sat high up in the stands by Potions Master Severus Snape, Charms Master Filius Flitwick, librarian Irma Pince and Governor Lucius Malfoy.[23]

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Professor Sprout and Madam Pomfrey at the End-of-Term Feast in 1993.

By the end of the year the Mandrakes had reached maturity and the Mandrake Restorative Draught was completed and administered to those who were petrified; Mrs Norris, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Colin Creevey, Hermione Granger, Penelope Clearwater and the ghost of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington.[24] At the End-of-Term Feast, Professor Dumbledore and the rest of the school applauded Sprout for her contribution in the brewing of the Mandrake Draught.[25]

Sirius Black's EscapeEdit

"Careful, Weasley, careful!"
—Sprout, as Ronald Weasley drops his Puffapod.[src]

The next school year, was relatively uneventful at Hogwarts. On 16 October, the Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs had Herbology class together, and Sprout taught them how to harvest Puffapod beans.[26]

During the same year, Sirius Black, a "dangerous mass-murderer", escaped from Azkaban and tried to get into Hogwarts. [27] It is unknown if she learned that Sirius Black was innocent at the time.

On Christmas, Pomona Sprout was one of the thirteen Christmas Feast attendants.[28]

Triwizard TournamentEdit

Pomona Sprout: "Bubotubers. They need squeezing. You will collect the pus —"
Seamus Finnigan: "The what?"
Pomona Sprout: "Pus, Finnigan, pus. And it's extremely valuable, so don't waste it. You will collect the pus, I say, in these bottles."
— Pomona Sprout and Seamus Finnigan on the first Herbology class of the term.[src]
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Professor Pomona Sprout teaching her Herbology class.

At the Start-of-Term Feast of the 1994–1995 school year, Professor Sprout sat next to Aurora Sinistra, the professor of Astronomy, and was seen talking to her.

On the first lesson of the school year, Sprout taught her fourth year students how to squeeze pus from Bubotubers. By the end of the lesson, each student had collected several pints, which Sprout gave to Poppy Pomfrey, the school matron, since it could be used to remedy acne.[29]

At some point early on in the school year, Professor Sprout told Bartemius Crouch Jr. (impersonating the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Alastor Moody) how good Neville Longbottom was at Herbology. "Moody" then lent Neville some books on plants and fungi called Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean[30] and another called Magical Water Plants of the Highland Lochs.[31]

That school year the Triwizard Tournament was held at Hogwarts and one of the Triwizard Champions was sixth year Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory,[32] whom Sprout knew very well.[5] Cedric was not the only Hogwarts Champion; Harry Potter had mysteriously been entered into the Tournament.[32] As such, Professor Sprout seemed to act somewhat distant towards Harry.[33]

On Christmas Day, Professor Sprout attended the Yule Ball where she danced with Headmaster Dumbledore.[34]

At the end of the year Cedric Diggory was murdered on Lord Voldemort's orders.[35] Sprout spoke with Amos Diggory and his wife, since she knew their son best as Head of his House.[5] She attended the Memorial Feast in Cedric's memory[36] and believed Harry and Dumbledore's claims that Lord Voldemort had returned.[37]

Second Wizarding WarEdit

High Inquisitor Dolores UmbridgeEdit

"The teachers were of course forbidden from mentioning the interview by Educational Decree Number Twenty-Six, but they found ways to express their feelings about it all the same. [For instance,] Professor Sprout awarded Gryffindor twenty points when Harry passed her a watering can."
—Professor Sprout after Harry's interview in The Quibbler.[src]
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Professor Sprout doing mock O.W.L.s with Harry Potter.
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The following school year, Dolores Umbridge was made Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts by the Ministry of Magic in accordance to the Educational Decree Number Twenty-Two.[38] Umbridge was despised by the majority of the staff, including Sprout.[37]

The Gryffindor O.W.L.-level class was lectured by Professor Sprout on the importance of the examinations during their first Herbology class.[39] Sprout also had the students make a practical exercise which involved using dragon dung fertiliser. She also set them a long essay for the following lesson.[39]

Sometime this year, Sprout held career consultations with her Hufflepuff fifth-years.[40] During this school year, Professor Sprout also held mock O.W.L.s on the Herbology Greenhouses for those wanting to revise for the exams.[41]

After Harry Potter took part in an interview for The Quibbler about the events at Little Hangleton the previous June, he was put in detention by Professor Umbridge.[42] The rest of the teaching staff, however, found the interview an act of bravery on Harry's behalf and, being forbidden of discussing it per the Educational Decree Number Twenty-Six, found other ways to express their feelings; Pomona awarded Harry a large amount of house points for passing her a watering can.[42]

The teachers' capability of teaching was examined by Umbridge, as part of her duties as High Inquisitor. Sybill Trelawney, the Divination Professor, was sacked and almost dragged out of the Castle by Umbridge. Albus Dumbledore, finding a loophole in one of the Educational Decrees, allowed the sacked Trelawney to remain occupying her premises on the North Tower. Trelawney was escorted back to the Castle by Sprout, Minerva McGonagall and Filius Flitwick.[42]

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Pomona Sprout in the Herbology Greenhouses in 1995.

Sprout managed to show Professor Umbridge her teaching capability and avoided being sacked herself.[42] She was later relieved to have Umbridge removed from the school and welcomed Professor Dumbledore back as Headmaster.

1996-1997 and Battle of the Astronomy TowerEdit

Horace Slughorn: "… I do thank you for taking the time, Pomona. Most authorities agree that they are at their most efficacious if picked at twilight."
Pomona Sprout: "Oh, I quite agree. That enough for you?"
— Sprout with Horace Slughorn, the new Potions master at the vegetable patch.[src]

While giving out the student timetables on 2 September, Professor McGonagall remarked that Sprout was going to be delighted to see Neville Longbottom back with an Outstanding O.W.L. in Herbology that school year.[43] To start off the year, she taught her sixth years about various extremely dangerous plants, and permitted them to swear loudly if the Venomous Tentacula bit them from behind.[44]

Not long after, Sprout had her sixth year class harvesting Snargaluff pods. She chided Harry, Ron and Hermione for being slow; as they were still strapping on their protective gear (and talking), while Neville had already harvested his first pod. The trio's first pod bounced free while they were trying to open it, and rebounded off the glass roof of the greenhouse, knocking Professor Sprout's battered hat off.[45]

In late April of that school year, Sprout helped the new Potions master, Horace Slughorn picking some potion herbs. She left towards her Greenhouses after she had collected enough for Slughorn's third year class, with some to spare.[46] Slughorn also proceeded to steal some Venomous Tentacula leaves while Sprout was not around.[47]

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Albus Dumbledore's funeral.
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At the end of the year, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower took place, with the Death Eaters invading Hogwarts and fighting against the students, teachers, Aurors and the Order of the Phoenix. Professor Sprout likely participated, as did Minerva McGonagall, Filius Flitwick and Rubeus Hagrid.[48]

After Professor Dumbledore's death, Sprout met with fellow staff members Minerva McGonagall, Filius Flitwick, Horace Slughorn and Rubeus Hagrid to discuss the future of Hogwarts. She was a staunch advocate of keeping the school open, stating that Dumbledore would have wanted it so. She also supported the suggestion that Dumbledore should be laid to rest at Hogwarts, though no Headmaster has ever received a burial there before.[49]

Sprout attended Dumbledore's funeral and led the Hufflepuffs down to the grounds where the ceremony was held, looking cleaner than she ever had been before; without a single patch on her usually battered hat.[50]

Voldemort's infiltration of HogwartsEdit

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Severus Snape in the Great Hall, as Headmaster of Hogwarts.
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"Tentacula. Devil's Snare. And Snargaluff pods… Yes, I'd like to see the Death Eaters fighting those."
—Professor Sprout prior to the Battle of Hogwarts.[src]

On 1 August, 1997 the Ministry of Magic was taken over by Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters.[51] By the next school year, Severus Snape was made Headmaster of Hogwarts while his fellow Death Eaters, Alecto Carrow and Amycus Carrow became the Muggle Studies and Defence Against the Dark Arts teachers respectively.[52] Despite the school now in the grasp of Lord Voldemort, or perhaps because of it, Professor Sprout returned to the castle to teach and protect the students.[53]

The Carrows were put in charge of all discipline and punishments, though Sprout and the staff never sent students to them if they could avoid it. She also, with the other Heads of House, tried to protect the pupils from Alecto and Amycus.[54]

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Pomona Sprout and Filius Flitwick intervene during the ousting of Severus Snape.

One night, after being woken up by Minerva McGonagall's cat patronous, Professors Sprout, Flitwick and Slughorn, and, still in their night-clothes, went to find out what she wanted. They found Minerva McGonagall duelling Snape to the death, and, after being defeated, Snape then ran into a classroom, chased by Flitwick, Sprout and McGonagall, and flew out of the window, escaping them.[53]

Aware that Lord Voldemort would soon attack the castle, Sprout and the other professors set to defend the school and the students.[53] Sprout retreated to the greenhouses, collecting various dangerous plants, and, with the help of a dozen of her students (namely Neville Longbottom), lobbed Mandrakes and everything else over the battlements and onto the Death Eaters.[53] She took a troop of of-age students up to the Astronomy Tower, where they could easily work spells and drop plants such as Venomous Tentaculas and Snargaluffs.[53]

During the hour-long break in the Battle, Sprout helped treating wounded fighters in the Great Hall.[55]

Sprout also witnessed the duel between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort in the Great Hall and, after Voldemort's spell rebounded on him, Sprout, Flitwick and McGonagall all reached to hug Harry at the same time, while everyone else joined in.[56]

A celebration feast was later held, but no one sat in their proper house tables; teachers, parents and students were all jumbled up.[56] Sprout sat by Filius Flitwick and Horace Slughorn, chatting and drinking a cup of tea.[55]

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Sprout, Flitwick and Slughorn after the Battle.
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Later lifeEdit

Sprout presumably remained teaching at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as Herbology professor, though by 2017 she had been replaced by Neville Longbottom. [9]

Physical descriptionEdit

"Professor Sprout was a squat little witch who wore a patched hat over her flyaway hair; there was usually a large amount of earth on her clothes, and her fingernails would have made Aunt Petunia faint."
—A description of Professor Sprout in 1992.[src]

Professor Sprout was described as being a squat little witch with short, grey, wavy hair.[7] She usually wore a patched and battered hat.[21] Her clothes were noted to almost always be covered in dirt and earth, as were her dirty fingernails.[21] Sprout also almost always had a smile on her face.[21]

Personality and traitsEdit

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A cheerful Professor Sprout.
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Professor Sprout was noted to be very cheerful, positive and loyal,[21] but was also very professional and just and would chide her students if necessary.[45] Thus, Sprout possessed all of the virtues and aspects belonging to Hufflepuff House. She was kind and nurturing to the students, and surely encouraged Neville Longbottom's penchant for Herbology because he was anxious to show her his Mimbulus Mimbletonia.[57] She also seemed horrified when she learnt that Ginny Weasley had been kidnapped by Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk and taken into the Chamber of Secrets, clasping her shaking hand over her mouth in shock. Professor Sprout was also very brave always ready to fight for her side. During the Battle of Hogwarts, she didn't question McGonagall's decision to defend Hogwarts, but immediately sought to provide whatever assistance she could, collecting various dangerous plants to fight Voldemort and his Death Eaters.[58]

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

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Professor Sprout with her wand drawn.
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"Just been showing Professor Sprout the right way to doctor a Whomping Willow. But I don't want you running away with the idea that I am better at Herbology than she is!"
Gilderoy Lockhart underestimates Professor Sprout's abilities in 1992.[src]

RelationshipsEdit

Minerva McGonagallEdit

Filius Flitwick: "I suppose you are aware that nothing we do can indefinitely prevent You-Know-Who to enter the school, right? —"
Pomona Sprout: "But we can delay it."
Minerva McGonagall: "Thank you, Pomona."
Filius Flitwick, Pomona Sprout and Minerva McGonagall just before the Battle of Hogwarts.[src]
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Sprout with McGonagall
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The relationship between Professor McGonagall and Professor Sprout dates back to the 1940s, when both attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The two students mantained an excellent relationship, which was kept well into their adulthood.[2]

When Dolores Umbridge stood to speak during the 1995 Welcoming Feast after her introduction by Headmaster Dumbledore, the two professors were both taken aback at this, and even exchange glances of disapproval.[63]
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Neville Longbottom
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Furthermore, during the Battle of Hogwarts on 2 May, 1998, Pomona was shown to have similar traits and the same views on protecting the Castle against Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters.[53]

Neville LongbottomEdit

"Apparently, Professor Sprout told Professor Moody I'm really good at Herbology."
Neville Longbottom[src]

Pomona was always friendly with Neville Longbottom; she was quite impressed with his skill in Herbology. According to Alastor Moody (Death Eater Bartemius Crouch Jr. in disguise), Sprout told him that Neville had a natural skill for Herbology.[64]

In return, Neville always respected Sprout as one of his favourite teachers. In 1995, Neville became excited in the prospect of showing her his Mimbulus Mimbletonia.[57] Neville helped Sprout to use Devil's Snare, Mandrakes, Venomous Tentacula, and Snargaluff pods to attack the Death Eaters in the last battle.[53] Neville eventually succeeded Professor Sprout as the Herbology teacher.[9]

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Cedric Diggory.
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Cedric DiggoryEdit

Harry Potter: "Professor, where are Mr and Mrs Diggory?"
Albus Dumbledore: "They are with Professor Sprout. She was Head of Cedric's house, and knew him best."
Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore after Cedric's murder.[src]

Because Cedric Diggory was a Hufflepuff student, Professor Sprout knew him well.[5] When Harry Potter became the second Hogwarts champion in 1994, he felt that she had became distant with him as she was supporting Cedric.[33] When Cedric Diggory was killed, she spoke to his parents, as she knew him best.[5]

Harry PotterEdit

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Harry Potter in his student years.
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Pomona was usually kind to Harry Potter (as well as to his friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley).

During the Triwizard Tournament, however, Sprout became somewhat distant towards Harry Potter as she thought he was stealing Cedric Diggory's protagonism as Hogwarts Champion.[33] After Diggory's death, Sprout became kinder to Harry once again.

Professor Sprout rewarded twenty house points to Harry Potter for his bravery in speaking out shortly after the publication of his interview on The Quibbler about the return of Lord Voldemort, saying that she was giving them to him for passing her a plant pot (defying the position of the Ministry of Magic and Dolores Umbridge, then-High Inquisitor of Hogwarts) [40] In May, 1998, Sprout helped defend Hogwarts to give time for Harry to find Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem.[53]

Hogwarts staffEdit

Professor Sprout possibly had a good relationship with the most of Hogwarts staff. Despite her respective relationship with Minerva McGonagall,[53] Sprout also respected very much Albus Dumbledore.[50] After the Headmaster's death, Sprout was distraught.[50]

She was always friendly with Filius Flitwick, the Head of Ravenclaw house and Charms professor. Both Sprout and Flitwick supported Albus Dumbledore and the Order of the Phoenix, although they were not official members. After the death of Dumbledore, Flitwick and Sprout (along with others) sat and discussed about it and about Severus Snape's disloyalty.[50] The next year, they both tried to protect the students from Amycus and Alecto Carrow and fought at the Battle of Hogwarts and survived.

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Pomona Sprout

Sprout also appeared to be friendly with Horace Slughorn, the Potions Master. In 1997, Sprout helped Slughorn pick some potion herbs. She left towards her Greenhouses after she had collected enough for Slughorn's third year class, with some to spare. Slughorn also proceeded to steal some Venomous Tentacula leaves while Sprout was not around. However, he fought at the Battle of Hogwarts with Sprout.

Other Hogwarts staff that she had a good relationship with were: Poppy Pomfrey, the nurse, Argus Filch, the caretaker, Rubeus Hagrid, the Care of Magical Creatures professor.

EtymologyEdit

In Roman mythology, Pomona was the goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards.[65] Sprout is a verb meaning "to begin to grow, shoot forth, as a plant from a seed".[66]

Behind the scenesEdit

Pomona
Miriam Margolyes as Pomona Sprout in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.K. Rowling's Official Site; Pottermore Twitter
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
  3. 3.0 3.1 She was not sent to Azkaban while Hogwarts was under Snape and the Carrows' rule, so she obviously was not Muggle-born.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 36 (The Parting of the Ways)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) - Chapter 12 (Writing on the Wall)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 12 (The Triwizard Tournament)
  8. 8.0 8.1 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Epilogue (Nineteen Years Later)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "If a teacher is head of a house, can we assume that they were sorted into those houses when they were students at Hogwarts? Is that also true for the house ghosts? So was Snape a Slytherin?" on J.K.Rowling Official Site
  11. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Albus Dumbledore on "The Fountain of Fair Fortune"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBC version
  13. 13.0 13.1 Pottermore introduction for Hufflepuffs (transcription available here)
  14. "What houses were Tonks and Myrtle in?" at J.K. Rowling's official site
  15. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 9 (The Woes of Mrs Weasley)
  16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 14 (Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback)
  17. 17.0 17.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 16 (Through the Trapdoor)
  18. 18.0 18.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) - Chapter 27 (Through the Trapdoor)
  19. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - PS2 version
  20. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - PS1 version
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
  22. 22.0 22.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 9 (The Writing on the Wall)
  23. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) - Chapter 15 (Rogue Bludger)
  24. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 18 (Dobby's Reward)
  25. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) - Chapter 36 (Welcome Back)
  26. 26.0 26.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 8 (Flight of the Fat Lady)
  27. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 3 (The Knight Bus)
  28. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 11 (The Firebolt)
  29. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 13 (Mad-Eye Moody)
  30. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
  31. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) - Chapter 12 (The Hungarian Horntail)
  32. 32.0 32.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 16 (The Goblet of Fire)
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  34. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 23 (The Yule Ball)
  35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 32 (Flesh, Blood and Bone)
  36. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 37 (The Beginning)
  37. 37.0 37.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 27 (Seen and Unforeseen)
  38. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
  39. 39.0 39.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 13 (Detention with Dolores)
  40. 40.0 40.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 29 (Careers Advice)
  41. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 29 (Seen and Unforseen)
  43. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
  44. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 14 (Felix Felicis)
  46. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 22 (After the Burial)
  47. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - Chapter 22
  48. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
  49. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 29 (The Phoenix Lament)
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 30 (The White Tomb)
  51. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 8 (The Wedding)
  52. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 12 (Magic Is Might)
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 30 (The Sacking of Severus Snape)
  54. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 29 (The Lost Diadem)
  55. 55.0 55.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
  57. 57.0 57.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 10 (Luna Lovegood)
  58. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 16 (The Chamber of Secrets)
  59. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - PC version
  60. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PS1 version
  61. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PC version
  62. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named LEGO_Harry_Potter:_Years_1-4
  63. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 11 (The Sorting Hat's New Song)
  64. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
  65. "Pomona" at Wikipedia
  66. "Sprout" at the Wiktionary



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
Order of the Phoenix
Phoenix
Founder:
Albus Dumbledore
Original Order of of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Alice Longbottom | Arabella Figg | Benjy Fenwick | Caradoc Dearborn | Dedalus Diggle | Dorcas Meadowes | Edgar Bones | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fabian Prewett | Frank Longbottom | Gideon Prewett | Hestia Jones (possibly) | James Potter | Lily Potter | Marlene McKinnon | Minerva McGonagall | Mundungus Fletcher | Peter Pettigrew (defected) | Remus Lupin | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Reconstituted Order of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Arabella Figg | Arthur Weasley | Bill Weasley | Charlie Weasley | Dedalus Diggle | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fleur Delacour | Fred Weasley | George Weasley | Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Hestia Jones | Kingsley Shacklebolt | Minerva McGonagall | Molly Weasley | Mundungus Fletcher | Nymphadora Tonks | Remus Lupin | Ron Weasley | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Order of the Phoenix allies:
Andromeda Tonks | Augusta Longbottom | Dobby | Filius Flitwick | Ginny Weasley | Grawp | Horace Slughorn | Kreacher | Lee Jordan | Luna Lovegood | Muriel |
Neville Longbottom | Oliver Wood | Olympe Maxime | Percy Weasley | Pomona Sprout | Ted Tonks | Westinburgh family | Winky | Karkus | Karkus's wife
Other affiliations:
Dumbledore's Army | Forbidden Forest Centaur colony | Headless Hunt | Hogwarts Hippogriff herd | Hogwarts house-elves | Hogwarts Ghosts | Hogwarts Staff |
Hogwarts students | Hogwarts Thestral herd | Ministry of Magic | Giant colony (Karkus's control)

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