Poppies, both black and white, can be found
growing wild in the mountains of Hammerfell. Their succulent
pods are often the only nourishment of adventurers who find
themselves in the wilderness without rations. It is said that
the black and white poppies together have magical properties.
When they are crushed and mixed with the milk of the agile
footed mountain goat, a potion that allows the user to glide
safely above the ground can be made.
Fire Fern, a perennial herb, native to Morrowind.
The flowers are inconspicuous and often hidden. The glossy,
evergreen foliage and flowers are resistant to the conditions
of high heat and bright light. A petal from this plant placed
under an adventurer's tongue will provide protection from
the heat and fire found in the lava pits and streams found
Dragon's-Tongue, common name for a fern like
herb found in Black Marsh. It is especially prolific around
the area of Utherus Swamp. It is a beautiful wildflower. Its
name comes from the fire red fronds that protect its golden
flower. As pretty as it is, it is a deadly poison to most
living beings and needs to be avoided by adventurers. It is
said, however, that Argonians can pick the plant and use the
sap derived from its roots as an enhancement to their endurance.
Domica Redwort is a herb grown by many residents
of Valenwood for their beautiful and showy flowers. They attain
a height of about three feet and have feathery leaves; the
flowers are usually bright red. In addition to their beauty,
they are said to have magical abilities to enhance the appearance
of anyone who carries or wears one of the flowers.
Ironwood Nut, this rare nut comes from the
Ironwood trees which grow deep in the forests of Skyrim. The
wood from these trees is as hard as the metal for which they
are named. The very rare black ironwood tree is said to produce
a nut which is very succulent and is believed to enhance the
strength of the adventurer who is able to crack its shell.
The Ginko leaves which are found along the
banks of rivers and lakes in Hammerfell are most inconspicuous,
only its peculiar halfmoon shape makes it noticeable. It is
very sweet and tasty. Legend has it that when mixed properly
with the pulp of the Aloe plant, the potion has the ability
to increase one's stamina for a short while.
The Somnalius Fern can be found in the swamps
of Black Marsh. The fronds from this plant are light green
and quite delicate. Picking a frond can be very difficult,
but once retrieved it can be used to put an enemy to sleep
for a short while by passing it under his nose.
Arrowroot is a thick, rubbery tuber that can
be found in the Province of Valenwood. The plant is very difficult
to find as its above ground foliage is very meager and scrawny.
But the Arrowroot itself can be most beneficial to the gatherer
as it has magical properties. The paste made from grinding
the root is very tasty and can improve the user's accuracy
with a bow and arrow.
Nightshade is reputed to be a very poisonous
herb. However the variety found in many parts of Elsweyr is
cherished by Khajiits who have followed the career path of
thievery. Many Khajiits will tuck a piece of Nightshade inside
their armor to increase their abilities to skulk, hide and
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