Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Gurdyroot

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Type Magical plant
Features Appears to be a large green onion
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Overview[edit | edit source]

In appearance, the Gurdyroot looks like a large green onion.

Extended Description[edit | edit source]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

We first see the Gurdyroot when Luna Lovegood produces it from a pocket of her robes while searching for a message for Harry. She hands it to Ron, explaining that it is good for warding off Gulping Plimpies.

At Bill and Fleur's wedding, Xenophilius Lovegood says he has not yet given the happy couple his wedding gift. As he departs, Ron suggests that it might be a lifetime supply of Gurdyroots.

When Harry, Ron, and Hermione are visiting Xeno Lovegood after Christmas in Harry's seventh year, he prepares an infusion of Gurdyroots for them. The resulting tea is a very dark purplish red, like beetroot. Xeno seems to quite like the taste, but Harry finds it undrinkable.

No particular magical properties are ever attributed to Gurdyroot, except for its being able to ward off Gulping Plimpies.

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Questions[edit | edit source]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit | edit source]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.