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"Hello, class! Notice any particularly enticing smells today? I know what you're thinking, I'm not trying out a new perfume today. What you're smelling is the subject of today's lesson... the Flutterby Bush! Let's start with a practical overview of caring for the Flutterby bush."
Professor Pomona Sprout to her sixth year Herbology students[src]

The Flutterby bush was a magical plant that quivered and shook. It produced flowers once a century that adapted their scent to attract the unwary.[1]

History

Sixth year students in Herbology at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry were taught how to prune these bushes in the 1989–1990 school year by Professor Pomona Sprout.[2]

During the 1994–1995 school year at Hogwarts, fourth years were taught instead how to prune these bushes in Herbology.[3]

In 1997, Molly Weasley planted two Flutterby bushes in the garden at The Burrow in preparation for the wedding of her son, Bill, to Fleur Delacour.[4]

Known scents

Etymology

"Flutterby" is a childish way of saying "butterfly". Contrary to popular belief, it isn't an old name for the insect.

See also

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Sorting Hat quiz question on Pottermore (screenshot available here)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 36 (Search for the Mole) - Herbology Lesson (Flutterby Bush)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6 (The Ghoul in Pyjamas)
Herbology
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Herbologists
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Herbology at Hogwarts
Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store
Greenhouses One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office
Professors Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom · Unnamed Professor (19th century)
Textbooks Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Ingredient Encyclopedia · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wondrous Water Plants
Plants studied and grown at Hogwarts
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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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