Mol (mollyringle) wrote,

Houseplant or Hogwarts spell?

Upon noting with friends how both botany and Harry-Potter-verse utilize a fair amount of faux Latin, I thought it might be fun to make up a quiz similar to that "IKEA product or Lord of the Rings character?" one that was going around a while back. We can call this one...

Houseplant or Hogwarts spell?

Let's go! What are the following--plants or spells? Get out your wands and try casting them:

1. Alohomora!
2. Ficus Elastica!
3. Gloriosa Superba!
4. Protego Horribilis!
5. Wingardium Leviosa!
6. Hedera Helix!
7. Salvio Hexia!
8. Furnunculus!
9. Dieffenbachia!
10. Dracaena Marginata!

Scroll down for answers...

1. Alohomora - spell (opens doors)
2. Ficus elastica - plant (rubber tree)
3. Gloriosa superba - plant (glory lily)
4. Protego Horribilis - spell (protects against Dark Magic)
5. Wingardium Leviosa - spell (levitates things)
6. Hedera helix - plant (English ivy)
7. Salvio Hexia - spell (protects against hexes)
8. Furnunculus - spell (causes boils)
9. Dieffenbachia - plant (dumb cane)
10. Dracaena marginata - plant (dragon tree)
Tags: funny, harry potter, linguistics, plants

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