The Magical Plants From The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling created an amazing world when she wrote the Harry Potter series. It was full of creative magic like we had never read before. The Harry Potter books came to life thanks to an equally successful and acclaimed film series.
The reason Harry Potter works so well is because it has something for everyone. For all green fans, there are some of the best magical plants ever placed on the side or on the screen. We met her as Harry on the show and learned the complicated story of magical plants in the wizarding world.
1. Devil’s Snare
This plant looks like an ordinary houseplant, but when touched it squeezes and contracts around the object, killing it; first appears in Book 1 when the gang must escape their clutches to continue their search for the Philosopher's Stone. It is unique in that it hates sunlight unlike any other plant we know.
This plant has roots that look like a tiny baby and emit a cry that can be fatal to humans. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as this extremely useful plant is the main ingredient in the potion that brought back all the victims petrified by the basilisk.
3. Whomping Willow
Planted on the Hogswarts grounds, the whip-willow disguised the secret passage from Hogwarts to the Shack of Screams. This plant is tough, making two memorable appearances in Book 2 and Book 3, attacking Mr. Weasley's Ford Anglia car and then Harry and Hermione as they try to follow Ron and Sirius Black to the Shack of Screams.
Any favorite house elf, Dobby (book) or Neville (movie), got Gillyweed into helping Harry Potter with the second task of the Triwizard Tournament - eating this slimy plant helped Harry develop gills and breathe underwater for an hour.
5. Venomous Tentacula
Venomous Tentacula is a dangerous plant ie useful in making potions, although Professor Slughorn was more interested in the value of tentacula leaves in the gray market. Hogwarts students enjoyed the fact that they could swear loudly if a tentacle tried to strangle them with its prickly tendrils during class.
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