Battle Herbology

Venomous Tentacula

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The Harry Potter Canon

" ... be careful of the Venemous Tentacula, it's
-- Professor Sprout in Greenhouse Three (CS6)

A spiky magical plant with teeth.

  • The vines of this scary plant reach out toward people when it is teething (CS6).
  • The twins bought seeds of this plant from Mundungus Fletcher for use in their Wheezes (OP9).
  • A wizard named Derwent Shrimpling became famous for Eating a Venomous Tentacula, but his skin remains purple to this day (FW, JKR).
  • The bite of the Venomous Tentacula can be fatal. Minerva McGonagall's husband Elphinstone Urquart died of such a bite three years after they were married (Pm).
  • One of the plants used by Professor Sprout against the Death Eaters during the Battle of Hogwarts (DH30)



"tentacula" probably refers to the reaching tentacles of the plant

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