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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."