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"Moly is a powerful plant that can be eaten to counteract enchantments. It is a black-stemmed plant with white flowers."
Phyllida Spore, One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi[src]

Moly was a powerful plant that could be eaten to counteract enchantments,[1] and were also used as a potion ingredient, such as in the brewing of the Wiggenweld Potion.[3] Moly plants were easily recognised by their distinctive black stems and white flowers.[1]

History

"Good day, students. I trust you've trusted all brought your gloves and clippers? Today you'll be meeting an unassuming little flower with surprisingly potent effects. It may not look like much, but the plant known as Moly is one to remember. Allow me to educate you on the qualities of this unique plant."
Professor Sprout to her sixth-year Herbology students[src]

Jacob's sibling observing the Moly plant in Herbology

During the 1989–1990 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Pomona Sprout taught her sixth-year Herbology students about how to properly handle and cultivate this plant.[2]

A wild Moly

During the 1995–1996 school year at Hogwarts, Professor Severus Snape had his fifth-year students collect five Moly plants from the castle grounds as Potions homework, along with Mandrakes and other ingredients. Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley helped Ernie Macmillan with his homework so he could have time to join them in Dumbledore's Army.[4]

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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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