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"The Wiggentree is a magical rowan that will protect anyone touching its trunk from the attack of Dark creatures."
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi[src]

The Wiggentree is a magical rowan. Its bark is used in Potion-making (namely the Wiggenweld Potion) as well as its twigs, and is guarded by Bowtruckles. Anyone who touches the trunk of one of these trees will be protected from Dark Creatures as long as they are doing so.[1]

History

During the 1988–1989 school year, fifth year Herbology students were taught about Wiggentree by Professor Pomona Sprout.[2]

Mathilda Grimblehawk and her partner investigated an incident when Muggle construction workers attempted to chop down a Wiggentree and were attacked by Bowtruckles. They later found and planted a Wingentree sapling nearby the original.[3]

Etymology

The Wiggentree likely borrows its name from one of the numerous folknames for rowan: 'wickentree'. Rowan trees have quite a long history of associations with the protection against evil.

See also: Rowan#Etymology and Wiggenweld Potion#Etymology

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Pottermore - One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi
  2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
  3. Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World - Case 3: Out of the Woods


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