25 Unknown Facts About Harry Potter

#21 – Plants Found in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter are Real

There are a plethora of plants and flowers with crazy names in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, such as toadflax, flax weed, fleawort, grommel, Mugwort, knotgrass, Gout-wort, and many other plants with witchy names. You probably think that Rowling’s abundant imagination invented these plants, but it didn’t.

All of these plants exist and they actually exist in almost every book about Botanic. Rowling admitted that she was browsing Culpeper’s Complete Herbal, a 17th-century book about Botanic, looking for plants whose names sounded “witchy.”