Professor Pomona Sprout (b. 15 May, late 1930s) was a witch who worked as Head of Hufflepuff House and Head of the Herbology department at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She attended the school in her youth, where she was Sorted into Hufflepuff House and excelled at Herbology. Some time after her graduation, Sprout returned to Hogwarts to teach.
Professor Sprout opposed Lord Voldemort during the Second Wizarding War. In 1993, she brewed the Mandrake Restorative Draught for those who were petrified by Slytherin's Monster. She also opposed Dolores Umbridge and her tyranny over the school in the 1995-1996 school year, which the rest of the staff were happy to join her in doing, voted for the school to remain open after the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and assisted in ousting Severus Snape in 1998. Sprout took a group of students to the battlements during the Battle of Hogwarts and threw Devil's Snare and various other dangerous plants onto the invading Death Eaters. She ultimately survived the War and had retired by 2017, with Neville Longbottom replacing her in the post of Herbology teacher. Her life after that is unknown.
Pomona Sprout was born into a wizarding family of unknown degree on 15 May, in either 1931 or 1941. She presumably purchased her wand from Diagon Alley at the age of eleven, prior to attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
She was Sorted into Hufflepuff House at the Sorting ceremony upon her arrival at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the mid-1940s. Sprout excelled at Herbology, which was probably taught by Professor Herbert Beery at the time, and likely achieved a high-graded O.W.L. in the subject, maybe even a N.E.W.T. as well.
Sometime after graduating, Sprout returned to the school to teach, becoming the Herbology professor.
Career at Hogwarts
- "Four to a tray — there is a large supply of pots here — compost in the sacks over there — and be careful of the Venomous Tentacula, it's teething."
- —Professor Sprout teaching a class.[src]
At some point after her graduation in either 1949 or 1959, Sprout returned to Hogwarts as a member of the Herbology department. She taught her classes in the greenhouses at the back of the castle and used one of the greenhouses as office.
At an unknown time, Professor Sprout became Head of Department and Head of Hufflepuff House.
Professor Sprout used to bring the most interesting specimens (some of which dance and talk) from the Herbology greenhouses to decorate Hufflepuff Basement. This was one of the reasons why Hufflepuffs were often very good in her subject.
Professor Sprout was Nymphadora Tonks' Head of House in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sprout did not make her a prefect in her fifth year due to her inability to behave herself. However, Tonks presumably surprised Sprout after she earnt at least five N.E.W.Ts in her seventh year.
Sometime in between 1987 and 1990, Gabriel Truman, a third year at the time, got into a duel with a Ravenclaw Prefect who argued that the famous Arithmancer Bridget Wenlock must have been in his own house, not Hufflepuff, as she was in fact. Gabriel felt he deserved a week's worth of detentions for his own actions, but Professor Sprout went easy on him, sending him off with a warning and a box of coconut ice.
Protecting the Sorcerer's Stone
- "Three times a week they went out to the greenhouses behind the castle to study Herbology, with a dumpy little witch called Professor Sprout, where they learnt how to take care of all the strange plants and fungi and found out what they were used for."
Professor Sprout was still teaching at Hogwarts by the 1991-1992 school year. Just before the start of the new school year, Albus Dumbledore trusted her to contribute to the defences of the Sorcerer's Stone Chambers. Sprout, being the Herbology Professor, planted a large amount of Devil's Snare in her Chamber, which broke the fall of the one trying to get the Stone but also tried to kill them. The trick was to use fire or sunlight to force the Snare into retreat.
That year, she taught her first years three times a week in Greenhouse One, and taught them how to care for various herbs and fungi. The first lesson focused in recognising plants found in the Hogwarts grounds, using a copy of the Ingredient Encyclopedia as a reference. Other lessons covered the Severing Charm and the Incendio Charm. Sprout also lectured her students about specific plants, such as Devil's Snare.
Re-opening of the Chamber of Secrets
The following year, Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley drove a bewitched car into the school's Whomping Willow. As the Herbology teacher, Professor Sprout was in charge of doctoring the damaged tree by wrapping bandages around the broken branches. On the first day of term, Gilderoy Lockhart, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, gave her useless pointers and made out that he was a better Herbologist than her. Sprout was made unhappy further when Lockhart took Harry out of the lesson to speak to him. That day, she taught her second years how to re-pot a new growth of Mandrake.
After Mrs. Norris, the cat belonging to Argus Filch, was found petrified, Professor Dumbledore decided that they were to use a Mandrake Restorative Draught to cure her. Professor Sprout was put in charge of maturing her Mandrakes until they could be chopped up, stewed and used by Potions Master Severus Snape for the draught.
Sprout attended the Quidditch match between the Gryffindor and Slytherin teams, sat high up in the stands by Potions Master Severus Snape, Charms Master Filius Flitwick, librarian Irma Pince and Governor Lucius Malfoy.
By the end of the year the Mandrakes had reached maturity and the Mandrake Restorative Draught was completed and administered to those who were petrified; Mrs. Norris, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Colin Creevey, Hermione Granger, Penelope Clearwater and the ghost of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington. At the End-of-Term Feast, Professor Dumbledore and the rest of the school applauded Sprout for her contribution in the brewing of the Mandrake Draught.
Sirius Black's Escape
- Pomona Sprout: "Bubotubers. They need squeezing. You will collect the pus —"
- Seamus Finnigan: "The what?"
- Pomona Sprout: "Pus, Finnigan, pus. And it's extremely valuable, so don't waste it. You will collect the pus, I say, in these bottles."
- — Pomona Sprout and Seamus Finnigan on the first Herbology class of the term.[src]
On the first lesson of the school year, Sprout taught her fourth year students how to squeeze pus from Bubotubers. By the end of the lesson, each student had collected several pints, which Sprout gave to Poppy Pomfrey, the school matron, since it could be used to remedy acne.
At some point early on in the school year, Professor Sprout told Bartemius Crouch Jr. (impersonating the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Alastor Moody) how good Neville Longbottom was at Herbology. "Moody" then lent Neville some books on plants and fungi called Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean and another called Magical Water Plants of the Highland Lochs.
That school year the Triwizard Tournament was held at Hogwarts and one of the Triwizard Champions was sixth year Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory, whom Sprout knew very well. Cedric was not the only Hogwarts Champion; Harry Potter had mysteriously been entered into the Tournament. As such, Professor Sprout seemed to act somewhat distant towards Harry.
At the end of the year Cedric Diggory was murdered on Lord Voldemort's orders. Sprout spoke with Amos Diggory and his wife, since she knew their son best as Head of his House. She attended the Memorial Feast in Cedric's memory and believed Harry and Dumbledore's claims that Lord Voldemort had returned.
Second Wizarding War
High Inquisitor Dolores Umbridge
- "The teachers were of course forbidden from mentioning the interview by Educational Decree Number Twenty-Six, but they found ways to express their feelings about it all the same. [For instance,] Professor Sprout awarded Gryffindor twenty points when Harry passed her a watering can."
- —Professor Sprout after Harry's interview in The Quibbler.[src]
The following school year, Dolores Umbridge was made Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts by the Ministry of Magic in accordance to the Educational Decree Number Twenty-Two. Umbridge was despised by the majority of the staff, including Sprout.
The Gryffindor O.W.L.-level class was lectured by Professor Sprout on the importance of the examinations during their first Herbology class. Sprout also had the students made a practical exercise which involved using dragon dung fertiliser. She also set them a long essay for the following lesson.
Sometime this year, Sprout held career consultations with her Hufflepuff fifth-years. During this school year, Professor Sprout also held mock O.W.L.s on the Herbology Greenhouses for those wanting to revise for the exams.
After Harry Potter took part in an interview for The Quibbler about the events at Little Hangleton the previous June, he was put in detention by Professor Umbridge. The rest of the teaching staff, however, found the interview an act of bravery on Harry's behalf and, being forbidden of discussing it per the Educational Decree Number Twenty-Six, found other ways to express their feelings; Pomona awarded Harry a large amount of house points for passing her a watering can.
The teachers' capability of teaching was examined by Umbridge, as part of her duties as High Inquisitor. Sybill Trelawney, the Divination Professor, was sacked and almost dragged out of the Castle by Umbridge. Albus Dumbledore, finding a loophole in one of the Educational Decrees, allowed the sacked Trelawney to remain occupying her premises on the North Tower. Trelawney was escorted back to the Castle by Sprout, Minerva McGonagall and Filius Flitwick.
Sprout managed to show Professor Umbridge her teaching capability and avoided being sacked herself. She was later relieved to have Umbridge removed from the school and welcomed Professor Dumbledore back as Headmaster.
1996-1997 and Battle of the Astronomy Tower
While giving out the student timetables on 2 September, Professor McGonagall remarked that Sprout would be pleased to see Neville Longbottom back in her N.E.W.T. Herbology class with an Outstanding O.W.L. result that school year. To start off the year, she taught her sixth years about various extremely dangerous plants, and permitted them to swear loudly if the Venomous Tentacula bit them from behind.
Not long after, Sprout had her sixth year class harvesting Snargaluff pods. She chided Harry, Ron and Hermione for being slow; as they were still strapping on their protective gear (and talking), while Neville had already harvested his first pod. The trio's first pod bounced free while they were trying to open it, and rebounded off the glass roof of the greenhouse, knocking Professor Sprout's battered hat off.
In late April of that school year, Sprout helped the new Potions master, Horace Slughorn picking some potion herbs. She left towards her Greenhouses after she had collected enough for Slughorn's third year class, with some to spare. Slughorn also proceeded to steal some Venomous Tentacula leaves while Sprout was not around.
At the end of the year, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower took place, with the Death Eaters invading Hogwarts and fighting against the students, teachers, Aurors and the Order of the Phoenix. Professor Sprout likely participated, as did Minerva McGonagall, Filius Flitwick and Rubeus Hagrid.
After Professor Dumbledore's death, Sprout met with fellow staff members Minerva McGonagall, Filius Flitwick, Horace Slughorn and Rubeus Hagrid to discuss the future of Hogwarts. She was a staunch advocate of keeping the school open, stating that Dumbledore would have wanted it so. She also supported the suggestion that Dumbledore should be laid to rest at Hogwarts, though no Headmaster has ever received a burial there before.
Sprout attended Dumbledore's funeral and led the Hufflepuffs down to the grounds where the ceremony was held, looking cleaner than she ever had been before; without a single patch on her usually battered hat.
Voldemort's infiltration of Hogwarts
On 1 August, 1997 the Ministry of Magic was taken over by Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters. By the next school year, Severus Snape was made Headmaster of Hogwarts while his fellow Death Eaters, Alecto Carrow and Amycus Carrow became the Muggle Studies and Defence Against the Dark Arts teachers respectively. Despite the school now in the grasp of Lord Voldemort, or perhaps because of it, Professor Sprout returned to the castle to teach and protect the students.
The Carrows were put in charge of all discipline and punishments, though Sprout and the staff never sent students to them if they could avoid it. She also, with the other Heads of House, tried to protect the pupils from Alecto and Amycus.
One night, Professors Sprout, Flitwick and Slughorn, heard a disturbance in one of the corridors and, still in their night-clothes, went to find out what it was. They found Minerva McGonagall duelling Snape to the death, and, after being defeated, Snape then ran into a classroom, chased by Flitwick, Sprout and McGonagall, and flew out of the window, escaping them.
Aware that Lord Voldemort would soon attack the castle, Sprout and the other professors set to defend the school and the students. Sprout retreated to the greenhouses, collecting various dangerous plants, and, with the help of a dozen of her students (namely Neville Longbottom), lobbed Mandrakes and everything else over the battlements and onto the Death Eaters. She took a troop of of-age students up to the Astronomy Tower, where they could easily work spells and drop plants such as Venomous Tentaculas and Snargaluffs.
Sprout also witnessed the duel between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort in the Great Hall and, after Voldemort's spell rebounded on him, Sprout, Flitwick and McGonagall all reached to hug Harry at the same time, while everyone else joined in.
A celebration feast was later held, but no one sat in their proper house tables; teachers, parents and students were all jumbled up. Sprout sat by Filius Flitwick and Horace Slughorn, chatting and drinking a cup of tea.
Professor Sprout was described as being a squat little witch with short, grey, wavy hair. She usually wore a patched and battered hat. Her clothes were noted to almost always be covered in dirt and earth, as were her dirty fingernails. Sprout also almost always had a smile on her face.
Personality and traits
Professor Sprout was noted to be very cheerful, positive and loyal, but was also very professional and just and would chide her students if necessary. Thus, Sprout possessed all of the virtues and aspects belonging to Hufflepuff House. She was kind and nurturing to the students, and surely encouraged Neville Longbottom's penchant for Herbology because he was anxious to show her his Mimbulus Mimbletonia. She also seemed horrified when she learnt that Ginny Weasley had been kidnapped by Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk and taken into the Chamber of Secrets, clasping her shaking hand over her mouth in shock. Professor Sprout was also very brave always ready to fight for her side. During the Battle of Hogwarts, she didn't question McGonagall's decision to defend Hogwarts, but immediately sought to provide whatever assistance she could, collecting various dangerous plants to fight Voldemort and his Death Eaters.
Magical abilities and skills
- Herbology: As the professor of Herbology at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Sprout was a highly skilful, knowledgeable and experienced Herbologist. Her talents ranged from taking care of harmless plants, such as Umbrella Flowers and Puffapods, to more dangerous ones, such as Whomping Willows, Mandrakes Snargaluffs,, and even the highly lethal Devil's Snare.
- Charms: As the Professor of Herbology, Professor Sprout was well versed in Herbology-related Charms. For instance she mastered the Incendio spell, as well as Incendio Duo Lumos Solem and the Severing Charm. She could also conjure a non-corporeal Patronus, an incredibly advanced and powerful protective charm that only those with superior magical skills can master.
- Potions: As the Herbology Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Sprout was proficient in potion making as she was highly familiar and accustomed to the various ingredients required for potion making. This fact is exemplified when one considers that she allowed the Potions Club to gather in her greenhouses. She was also known to experiment with the composition of Dragon dung Fertiliser in her free time.
- Duelling: Professor Sprout also was very accomplished and capable in duelling since she fought in the Battle of Hogwarts and survived. Also during that battle, she took a troop of students up to the Astronomy Tower, which was noted to be a great place to work spells. Alongside co-workers Minerva McGonagall and Filius Flitwick, Pomona was able to chase powerful wizard Severus Snape out of Hogwarts.
- Defence Against the Dark Arts: Professor Sprout possessed impressive abilities in fighting the Dark Arts, as demonstrated with her defences established before the Battle of Hogwarts and overall survival of the battle. She was also skilled with the casting of the Boggart-Banishing spell, showing she could adequately handle dark creatures as well.
- Filius Flitwick: "I suppose you are aware that nothing we do can indefinitely prevent You-Know-Who to enter the school, right? —"
- Pomona Sprout: "But we can delay it."
- Minerva McGonagall: "Thank you, Pomona."
- — Filius Flitwick, Pomona Sprout and Minerva McGonagall just before the Battle of Hogwarts.[src]
The relationship between Professor McGonagall and Professor Sprout dates back to the 1940s, when both attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The two students mantained an excellent relationship, which was kept well into their adulthood.
When Dolores Umbridge stood to speak during the 1995 Welcoming Feast after her introduction by Headmaster Dumbledore, the two professors were both taken aback at this, and even exchange glances of disapproval.
Pomona was always friendly with Neville Longbottom; she was quite impressed of his skill in Herbology. According to Alastor Moody (Death Eater Bartemius Crouch Jr. in disguise), Sprout told him that Neville had a natural skill for Herbology.
In return, Neville always respected Sprout as one of his favourite teachers. In 1995, Neville became excited in the prospect of showing her his Mimbulus Mimbletonia. Neville helped Sprout to use Devil's Snare, Mandrakes, Venomous Tentacula, and Snargaluff pods to attack the Death Eaters in the last battle. Neville eventually succeeded Professor Sprout as the Herbology teacher.
Because Cedric Diggory was a Hufflepuff student, Professor Sprout knew him well. When Harry Potter became the second Hogwarts champion in 1994, he felt that she had became distant with him as she was supporting Cedric. When Cedric Diggory was killed, she spoke to his parents, as she knew him best.
During the Triwizard Tournament, however, Sprout became somewhat distant towards Harry Potter as she thought he was stealing Cedric Diggory's protagonism as Hogwarts Champion. After Diggory's death, Sprout became kinder to Harry once again.
Professor Sprout rewarded twenty house points to Harry Potter for his bravery in speaking out shortly after the publication of his interview on The Quibbler about the return of Lord Voldemort, saying that she was giving them to him for passing her a plant pot (defying the position of the Ministry of Magic and Dolores Umbridge, then-High Inquisitor of Hogwarts) In May, 1998, Sprout helped defend Hogwarts to give time for Harry to find Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem.
Professor Sprout possibly had a good relationship with the most of Hogwarts staff. Despite her respective relationship with Minerva McGonagall, Sprout also respected very much Albus Dumbledore. After the Headmaster's death, Sprout was distraught.
She was always friendly with Filius Flitwick, the Head of Ravenclaw house and Charms professor. Both Sprout and Flitwick supported Albus Dumbledore and the Order of the Phoenix, although they were not official members. After the death of Dumbledore, Flitwick and Sprout (along with others) sat and discussed about it and about Severus Snape's disloyalty. The next year, they both tried to protect the students from Amycus and Alecto Carrow and fought at the Battle of Hogwarts and survived.
Sprout also appeared to be friendly with Horace Slughorn, the Potions Master. In 1997, Sprout helped Slughorn pick some potion herbs. She left towards her Greenhouses after she had collected enough for Slughorn's third year class, with some to spare. Slughorn also proceeded to steal some Venomous Tentacula leaves while Sprout was not around. However, he fought at the Battle of Hogwarts with Sprout.
She possibly did not like Severus Snape, the former Potions Master and Head of Slytherin house. It was possible that she didn't trust him as much as Dumbledore had. After Snape killed Dumbledore, Sprout started to dislike him. She helped kick him out of the school just prior to the start of the battle. However, her opinion changed when Harry Potter made sure that everyone knew that Snape had always been loyal to the Order of the Phoenix.
Other Hogwarts staff that she had a good relationship with were: Poppy Pomfrey, the nurse, Argus Filch, the caretaker, Rubeus Hagrid, the Care of Magical Creatures professor, and possibly Aurora Sinistra, whom she sat next to during one Start-of-Term Feast.
Behind the scenes
- Sprout is portrayed by British actress Miriam Margolyes in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
- The first physical appearance of Professor Sprout in media was in the PC/PS1 video game of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This was long before any actress had been cast as Sprout, so her appearance was completely different from the later films and games. On the PC version, Sprout appeared as a short, not-really-overweight witch with straight black hair pulled back in a bun, a cheery face and emerald green robes. On the PS1 version, she was featured as a short witch (just a bit taller then the eleven-year old Harry Potter) wearing her red hair in a long plait down her back.
- During most of the first six books, Sprout was the only Head of House whose name was not an alliteration. This was changed when Horace Slughorn replaced Severus Snape as Head of Slytherin House in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. She is also the only Head of House (with the exception of Slughorn, who was first introduced in the sixth installment) who has not appeared in all the films.
- In the books Professor Sprout is described as having grey, flyaway hair while in the film versions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 she is depicted as having short, curly hair.
- In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, during the time between the first part and the second part of the Battle, Pomona was seen helping Madam Pomfrey taking care of some students near the tables.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- LEGO Harry Potter
Notes and references
- Mugglenet —Birthday archive: Pomona Sprout (information retrieved from J.K. Rowling's Official Site)
- Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
- She was not sent to Azkaban while Hogwarts was under Snape and the Carrows' rule, so she obviously was not Muggle-born.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 36 (The Parting of the Ways)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film), Chapter 12
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Epilogue (Nineteen Years Later)
- "If a teacher is head of a house, can we assume that they were sorted into those houses when they were students at Hogwarts? Is that also true for the house ghosts? So was Snape a Slytherin?" on J.K.Rowling Official Site
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Albus Dumbledore on "The Fountain of Fair Fortune"
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (video game) - GBC version
- Pottermore introduction for Hufflepuffs (transcription available here)
- "What houses were Tonks and Myrtle in?" at J.K. Rowling's official site
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 9 (The Woes of Mrs Weasley)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 14 (Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 16 (Through the Trapdoor)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (film), Chapter 27
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (video game) - PS2 version
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (video game) - PS1 version
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 9 (The Writing on the Wall)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film), Chapter 15
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 18 (Dobby's Reward)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film), Chapter 36
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 8 (Flight of the Fat Lady)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 3 (The Knight Bus)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 11 (The Firebolt)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film), Chapter 13
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film), Chapter 12
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 16 (The Goblet of Fire)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 23 (The Yule Ball)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 32 (Flesh, Blood and Bone)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 37 (The Beginning)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 27 (Seen and Unforeseen)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 13 (Detention with Dolores)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 29 (Careers Advice)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 29 (Seen and Unforseen)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 14 (Felix Felicis)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 22 (After the Burial)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film), Chapter 22
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 29 (The Phoenix Lament)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 30 (The White Tomb)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 8 (The Wedding)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 12 (Magic Is Might)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 29 (The Lost Diadem)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 30 (The Sacking of Severus Snape)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 10 (Luna Lovegood)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 16 (The Chamber of Secrets)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (video game) - PC version
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PS1 version
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - PC version
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 11 (The Sorting Hat's New Song)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
- "Pomona" at Wikipedia
- "Sprout" at the Wiktionary
- "Miriam Margolyes: I love actors" at This is South Wales
|Professors: Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom|
|Textbooks: Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Goshawk's Guide to Herbology · Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants|
|Hogwarts class: Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store|
|Hogwarts greenhouses: One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office|
|Herbologists: Herbert Beery · Miranda Goshawk · Elladora Ketteridge · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand · Selina Sapworthy|
|Plants Studied: Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Devil's Snare · Fire Seed Bush · Mandrake · Mimbulus Mimbletonia · Puffapod · Screechsnap · Self-fertilising shrub · Snargaluff · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Umbrella Flower · Venomous Tentacula · Whomping Willow · Wild rice|