Battle Herbology

Snargaluff Pods

"Tentacula, Devil’s Snare. And Snargaluff pod . . . yes, I’d like to see the Death Eaters fighting those.”
-- Professor Sprout at the Battle of Hogwarts (DH30)

Snargaluff Pods

The pods of the Snargaluff tree are green and pulsating, about the size of a grapefruit.

  • Found in the middle of the tentacle-like branches of the tree which can trap your arm if you aren't careful. Inside the pods are tubers that wiggle "like pale green worms" (HBP14)
  • The juice is best when fresh, according to Professor Sprout (HBP14)
  • Harry tried to avoid the stump of a Snargaluff tree in the Lovegood's yard (DH20)
  • Professor Sprout had Peeves throwing the pods during the Battle of Hogwarts, and the tubers attacked the heads of the Death Eaters (DH32)



The reason for juicing the Snargaluff Pods is never explained. Possibly the juice is used for Potions, but that is never explained.

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