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A Leaping Toadstool was a magical, sentient mushroom which had the ability to jump.[2][3][5]

Description

Leaping Toadstools could be used as ingredients in Potion-making when chopped, such as in Baruffio's Brain Elixir.[4] They cost three Galleons at the Apothecary in Diagon Alley, and could be found in the Forbidden Forest.[1]

History

Jacob's sibling with an unhealthy Leaping Toadstool

During the 1986–1987 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, whilst Jacob's sibling was helping their friend Bill Weasley with Career Advice, Professor Pomona Sprout tasked Bill with teaching Jacob's sibling how to grow Leaping Toadstools in the Herbology Classroom to see if he was suited to becoming a Herbologist. Unfortunately, Jacob's sibling Leaping Toadstools were of poor health and unable to jump, but Professor Sprout did not discourage him, telling them all good Herbologists made mistakes before making discoveries.[5]

In 1993, Ernie Macmillan politely asked Harry Potter to hand him a bucket filled with these toadstools during a Herbology class in their second year at Hogwarts.[2]

Leaping Toadstools were used in the annual competition known as the Vegetable Vault, which took place in Hogsmeade. The fifth annual competition was held in Hogsmeade by at least the 2010s, with the winning toadstools being collected by Hogwarts Herbology professor Neville Longbottom, as they were the most potent.[4]

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Notes and references

Herbology
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Herbologists
Blossom Degrasse · Miranda Goshawk · Quiac Marinus · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Gethsemane Prickle · Sanjay Shanker · Selina Sapworthy · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand
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
Aconite · Alihotsy · Asphodel · Belladonna · Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Bubotuber pus · Chinese Chomping Cabbage · Cowbane · Devil's Snare · Dirigible plum · Dittany · Fanged Geranium · Fat cactus-like plant · Fire seed bush · Flitterbloom · Floo · Flutterby bush · Fluxweed · Gillyweed · Ginger · Hemlock · Honking daffodil · Ivy · Knotgrass · Lady's Mantle · Lavender · Leaping Toadstool · Lovage · Mandrake · Mimbulus mimbletonia · Mistletoe · Moly · Nettle · Peppermint · Puffapod · Raspberry · Rose · Sage · Screechsnap · Scurvy grass · Self-fertilising shrub · Shrivelfig · Snargaluff · Sneezewort · Sopophorous plant · Sopophorous bean · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Stinksap · Sugar Shrub · Toad-eating plant · Tormentil · Umbrella Flower · Valerian · Vampiric vegetation · Venomous Tentacula · Walking plant · Wax vegetables · Whomping Willow · Wiggentree · Wild rice · Wormwood
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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