"A common garden plant that is known to bite or attack if not taken care of. Its fangs are used in many simple potions and in cooking."
— Description on seed packet at Dogweed and Deathcap[src]

A Fanged Geranium was a magical flower with sharp teeth.[1][5] Its fangs were used as potion ingredients, as well as in wizarding foodstuffs.[4] They were also an ingredient in the Strength Potion,[6][7] as well in Skele-Gro.[6]

History

"They had their Herbology exam on Wednesday (other than a small bite from a Fanged Geranium, Harry felt he had done reasonably well)..."
— The Herbology O.W.L. exam in 1996[src]

This plant was covered in fifth year Herbology lessons in the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[3]

This was one of the plants covered in 1996 as a part of the O.W.L. practical for Herbology at Hogwarts. Harry Potter received a minor bite from one during his exam.[1]

There was widespread historical speculation that the Muggle War of the Roses actually started with wizarding neighbours arguing over a Fanged Geranium.[8]

Fanged Geraniums were mentioned in an advertisement for the Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots radio show that was printed in Rumours!. The ad copy asked, "Fanged Geranium nothing but gums?"[5]

Fanged Geranium seeds were sold at Dogweed and Deathcap.[4]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pottermore
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 9 (Dangerous Friends) - Herbology Lesson "Fanged Geranium"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - see (this image)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots" on the Harry Potter Lexicon
  6. 6.0 6.1 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  7. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  8. Third W.O.M.B.A.T. test


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Herbology at Hogwarts
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Greenhouses One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office
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Spells taught in Herbology at Hogwarts
Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) · Herbivicus Charm (Herbivicus) · Incendio Duo Spell (Incendio Duo) · Lumos Solem Spell (Lumos Solem) · Severing Charm (Diffindo)
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