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In Herbology lessons, the pupils of Hogwarts learn about magical plants and fungi. These studies are very important, as the plants contain magical properties that can heal illnesses, be used in spells, or cause harm if used incorrectly! Below is an example of a plant that can be found in the wizarding world.

Can you create a magical plant of your own? Draw a detailed, labelled picture to show the different parts of it, and include an explanation of where it can be found and its properties. 




The Mandrake is a magical plant with powerful restorative properties. Mandrake seedlings are tufty little plants, purplish green in colour, with what look like tiny babies growing where the roots would be. These creatures grow and develop over the course of several months until they mature and can be harvested and used for potions. It forms an essential part of most antidotes, including one for Petrification. The Mandrake Restorative Draught returns people who have been transfigured or cursed to their original state. The root system takes the form of a small baby which matures into the form of small humanoid adult. The cry of the Mandrake is fatal to humans, so special care must be taken when growing them. Even as a baby, the Mandrake's howls can knock a person out for a couple of hours.


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