WORMWOOD & ASPHODEL
OIL. 7 X 5 IN.
ORIGINAL AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
Created for the Month of Love 2018 challenge, week one: "Black."
'Potter!' said Snape suddenly. 'What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?'
-Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
In both folk traditions and the Victorian Language of Flowers, these plants hold deep significance:
Wormwood : "The bitterness of absence."
Asphodel (a type of lily) : "My regrets follow you to the grave."