Herbs of Azeroth and Outlands
Written by Marcie Nadine Strong
This is a book containing of all the well known herbs both here on Azeroth and in Outland that are used in Alchemy. It is composed of information gained from Alchemists all over the globe, who spent their days scouring the planet for different herbs to discover their uses. It is their determination and drive that I felt compelled to complete this book, to make a universal encyclopedia for in the field, apart from carrying a number of books.
I would like to throw out a special thanks to all of the hard workers who found time to reply to my letters. This is a collection of their words and experiences working with real herbs and potions. I would also like to throw a thanks out to Krixxa, the one who's request for such a book was the result of this.
If not for her, this book would have never have been composed.
Equipment and ProtectionEdit
While usually all you need to harvest herbs is your own two hands, some equipment is usually a good idea. Some herbs have harmful sap or thorns, so thick gloves are always handy- tailors can make gloves for the exact purpose of harvesting plants. Goggles are a good idea as well, since air-born pollen can cause irritation. If you're allergic but determined to harvest herbs anyways, a mask that covers your nose and mouth is also suggested (and even to those who aren't when gathering plants that thrive in Outland.) Herbs can be stored in your pack along with your other adventuring supplies, but when gathering things like Firebloom, a Herb Pouch is usually a good idea. They're sold by Herbalism Suppliers.
(Handy tip, if you want to locate a specific herb, use the keys ctrl+f. A small search bar should pop up on either corner on the top of your screen. Type in the name and use the arrows to find the paragraph. ;D )
Herbs of Kalimdor and Eastern KingdomsEdit
Peacebloom (Pacis Vigeo) - 7
Silverleaf (Argentum Folium) - 8
Blood Thistle (Sin'Cierbita) - 9
Earthroot (Terra Radix) - 10
Mageroyal (Magus Regius) - 11
Briarthorn (Vepres Smilax) - 12
Swiftthistle (Volatilis Carduus) - 13
Stranglekelp (Insolitus Laminaria) - 14
Bruiseweed (Frendo Runco) - 15
Wild Steelbloom (Chalybs Vigeo) - 16
Grave Moss (Sepulchrum Bryophyta) - 17
Kingsblood (Rexrgis Cruor) - 18
Liferoot (Vita Radix) - 19
Fadeleaf (Fanezvous Folium) - 20
Goldthorn (Aurum Smilax) - 21
Khadgar's Whisker (Khadgar's Barba) - 22
Purple Lotus (Puniceus Nelumbo) - 23
Wildvine (Torva Vitis) - 24
Arthas' Tears (Arthas' Lacrima) - 25
Wintersbite (Hiberna Morsus) - 26
Firebloom (Incendia Vigeo) - 27
Sungrass (Sol Solis Gramen) - 28
Blindweed (Caecus Runco) - 29
Ghost Mushroom (Phantomus Bisporus) - 30
Gromsblood (Groms Cruor) - 31
Golden Sansam (Rutilus Sansam) - 32
Dream Foil (Somium Varakh) - 33
Mountain Silversage (Mon Montis Argentum Salvia) - 34
Plaguebloom (Vomica Vigeo) - 35
Icecap (Aolken Dal Glace) - 36
Black Lotus (Niger Nelumbo) - 37
Bloodvine (Cruor Vitis) - 38
Felweed (Abyssus Runco) - 39
Dreaming Glory (Somnium Palma) - 40
Ragveil (Pannus Voile) - 41
Flame Cap (Flamma Solio) - 42
Terocone (Torub Strobilus) - 43
Ancient Lichen (Oud Lepraria) - 44
Mana Thistle (Curo Carduus) - 45
Netherbloom (Unter Vigeo) - 46
Nightmare Vine (Cavatte Vitis) - 47
Fel Lotus (Abyssus Nelumbo) - 48
Goldclover (Aurum Folium - 49
Tiger Lilly (Amplus Beatitas Sero) - 50
Talandra's Rose (Rutilus Decor) - 51
Deadnettle (Mortuus Punctum) - 52
Constrictor Grass (Contraho Gramen) - 53
Adder's Tongue (Monasteriense Lingua) - 54
Lichblood (Nex Vigeo) - 55
Icethorn (Glacies Smilax) - 56
Frost Lotus (Gera Nelumbo) - 57
Azshara's Veil (Dea Dissimulo) - 58
Cinderbloom (Cinis Cineris Vigeo) - 59
Heartblossom (Pectus Pectoris Vigeo) - 60
Stormvine (Tempestas Inhaero) - 61
Twilight Jasmine (Crepsusculum Mulier) - 62
Whiptail (Verbero Tractus) - 63
Herbs of Kalimdor and AzerothEdit
Peacebloom 7 (Pacis Vigeo)
Peacebloom is a plain plant, resembling a common daisy, with delicate light-blue flowers (usually three) and long stems with several long leaves around it's base. The name 'Peacebloom' comes from the belief that it won't bloom where there has been conflict. This is untrue, but blood seems to have a negative effect on it. It can only be found outside major cities, but is relatively common, and its petals are used for the most common potions. If you're a beginning herbalist and alchemist, it's a good idea to start with these sturdy plants.
Silverleaf 8 (Argentum Folium)
Another plant that can be found outside of major cities, Silverleaf is a thick shrub whose leaves are, obviously, silver. Look for it in woodlands, growing around the base of trees. It flowers some very tiny blue/silver flowers, but more notable are its berries, which are used along with its leaves in alchemical potions. Its leaves increase healing ability when ground and mixed with Peacebloom.
This herb can only be found in the Eversong Woods, Blood Elf territory. It can be identified by its bushy base and red foxglove-like flowers. It grows in and around centers of Blood Elf magical activity. It seems to carry an addictive quality for them, as they suffer a withdrawl once its effects wear off. Blood Elves that use it are called 'Thistle Heads', which is a derogatory term. Herbalists have yet to learn what exactly makes it so addictive for the elves, but it seems to contain a magic of some sort, although it is ineffective for potions.
Blood Thistle 9 (Sin'Cierbita)
Earthroot 10 (Terra Radix) Also known as 'Snakeroot', Earthroot is a fairly common plant that can be found along cliff faces and hills. It has a habit of choking all other plant life around it (thus the alternate name 'Snakeroot') and it will usually be the only plant on a cliff or hill for several feet. It has sparse, tiny green leaves, but more of value is the thick root, which can usually be seen sticking above ground. It's a harmless plant, the only danger being falling while gathering it. Its stems are used in common alchemical potions.
A plant naturally imbuned with mana and named for its popularity with the Mages of Azeroth, Mageroyal is identified by its open pink flowers. It can most commonly be found on open plains. Its flowers have been used for centuries by mages brewing potions to help their spellcasting. Kalimdor herbalists have informed me that its most prominent in the Barrens, but it is believed to be more common in Westfall, Human Territory.
Mageroyal 11 (Magus Regius)
Briarthorn 12 (Vepres Smilax)
Believed to be the blood of a Boar Demigod, it is most commonly found near the giant thorns where Quilboars live. Care should be taken when harvasting it, for the Quilboar are savage creatures, and dislike having their sacred plants picked. It's also covered in thorns, so wear gloves. Its a curling, vine like plant covered with thorns. The inside of the plant, once cut out, is useful in many healing potions. Alternately, the thorns are used in Rage Potions, which are popular with warriors.
Swiftthistle 13 (Volatilis Carduus)
Swiftthistle is a parasitic plant and can only be found growing around plants such as Briarthorn and Mageroyal. Swiftthistle is a very sugary plant, very sweet in taste, and can provide a short boost of energy. It can be made into a tea, which is popular with rogues. Due to being difficult to find, Swiftthistle is a rather valuable plant.
One of the more dangerous plants on Azeroth, Stranglekelp is a green kelp that grows underwater along the coasts. Known for strangling both local plantlife and careless herbalists alike with its roots, great care should be taken when picking it. However, the rewards and usually worth it, as Stranglekelp is used in Water Breathing and Swim Speed potions, which are rather valuable.
Stranglekelp 14 (Insolitus Laminaria)
Bruiseweed 15 (Frendo Runco) Most commonly found near structures or hillsides, Bruiseweed is a tall, thorned plant with flowers that range from pale blue to faded purple. Bruiseweed is notorious as one of the hardest herbs to actually find, as it tends to be able to blend into the background with startling ease. It has some healing qualities, along with increasing regeneration. It is called Bruiseweed because the flowers release a special pigment, and one that, when touched, gives a realistic impression that one has been bruised.
Wild Steelbloom tests the creativity and daring of herbalists, often growing on steep hills and making it a real challenge to get to. A pretty shrub with pale steel colored blossoms, it differs from its tamed counterpart by retaining its hardness and alchemical value. Care should be taken when picking it, as it is also sharp. Its unique qualities can be used to temporarily strengthen skin.
Wild Steelbloom 16 (Chalybs Vigeo)
Grave Moss 17 (Sepulchrum Bryophyta) As its name implies, Grave Moss is usually found around gravesites. Bright green in color, its fairly easy to spot in places like Raven Hill. I've also heard that there is a Kodo Graveyard in Kalimdor where it thrives. A common plant in these dark times, it has a couple of uses and can be used to speed of the decay of corpses and make several oils. You may find it a disgusting plant to harvest, but its rewards are well worth it.
A small shrub with pale pink-purple flowers, Kingsblood favors the flat areas of fields and plains. Its flowers are poisonous (but not fatal) to most humanoids. The poison simply causes pain, which makes them an active ingredient in Great Rage Potions. Its roots can be used for healing along while the leaves increase strength. It is so named because it is said that it primarily grows where Alliance soldiers fell fighting against the Dark Horde. You can mostly find them on the flat, windswept plains of the Arathi Highland.
Kingsblood 18 (Rexrgis Cruor)
Liferoot 19 (Vita Radix)
A root, with bright leaves, that favors lakes, rivers, and pools of fresh water. On top of having a natural healing ability, Liferoot is also named because it only grows near water that is safe for most humanoid consumption. Useful to travelers and herbalists alike, alchemists enjoy its healing properties which can make Healing and Troll's Blood potions.
Fadeleaf can be found almost exclusively under bushes and around other plants. It seems to favor hot but humid areas, growing most prominately in Stranglethorn Vale and the Swamp of Sorrows. An unremarkable green bush, it can be difficult to find. Care should be taken when handling the plant, as Fadeleaf is covered with a sap that causes temporary blindness- a 'fading' of the eyesight, so to speak. Once popular with rogues for that very reason, they seem to have moved on to using something else, but I've yet to discover what.
Fadeleaf 20 (Fanezvous Folium)
Goldthorn 21 (Aurum Smilax)
A herb with a handful of uses, Goldthorn could easily be mistaken for a stump of wood if not for the golden colored thorns that covered it. Goldthorn can be found on top of small hills. One of the few pleasant tasting herbs, it can be used to make a lovely tea. The exact technique to making it, however, seems to be a carefully guarded secret, and I have so far been unable to contact anyone willing to give me the recipe. Regardless, Goldthorn can be used in a long list of Alchemical potions, the recipes of which are a little easier to acquire.
Previously known as Sage's Whisker, Khadgar's Whisker is named after the famous Archmage, Khadgar's Whisker can be found under trees and other taller plants. A sparse, grassy plant that starts a deep green at its base and fades into yellow tips. Most herbalists will end up with a surplus of this herb on their travels, and thus it can only be sold for very little. It does have its uses in several types of the more uncommon potions.
Khadgar's Whisker 22 (Khadgar's Barba)
Purple Lotus 23 (Puniceus Nelumbo) Cultivated by some Trolls tribes as a sacred plant for centuries, Purple Lotuses still can be found near their ruins. To them, the Purple Lotus represents purity of body, speech, and mind, and while they have been unable to have the Lotus do exactly that, it can be used in potions that force a healing sleep. When consumed untreated, however, they have found that it brings about hallucination and vomiting.
Wildvine 24 (Torva Vitis)
Wildvine, like Swiftthistle, is a parasitic plant, which glows exclusively on Purple Lotuses. It can be used to create the Wildvine Potion, which has its uses in blacksmithing, engineering, leatherworking, tailoring and enchanting. I've read that Witherbark, Vilebranch, and Skullsplitter Trolls carry it for some reason- perhaps its connection to the Purple Lotus?
The name comes from back when Arthas was a Paladin. It was believed that he wept over the lands the plague had decimated, and where his tears landed flowers bloomed. While the glorifying tale is dubious, the purple lily-like flowers can only be found in the Plaguelands, Felwood, and the Razorfen Downs, strongholds of the undead and demons. When processed properly by an Alchemist, it can create a potion known to help the consumers sense of undead around them. It also seems to harbour a decent amount of dark magic, which can also be manipulated in certain ways.
Arthas' Tears 25 (Arthas' Lacrima)
Wintersbite 26 (Hiberna Morsus)
Easily one of the more valuable herbs due to its rarity, Wintersbite can only be found in the Alterac Mountains, specifically in the Ruins of Alterac. It's a hardy plant, surviving the fall of the kingdom. Its a shrub, with green stems and bright yellow flowers. The only danger is getting around the Ogres that inhabit the ruins- care should be taken whenever you go hunting for it.
Firebloom 27 (Incendia Vigeo)As its name implies, Firebloom can only be found in the hot regions of Azeroth. It seems to have a corrosive sap that burns to the touch, and its pollen can cause agitation to the skin. Its an exotic looking plant, with bright orange and red colors. Goblins will pay a high price for it, as it is a key ingredient in their Rocket Fuel. Alchemists also use it when creating a Philosophers Stone, making it a rather valuable herb, and worth the trips into the hot places where it thrives.
Sungrass 28 (Sol Solis Gramen) Sungrass is a sparse, light colored grass, found in open areas. It has several uses in enchanting and more advanced forms of the basic alchemy potions. Sungrass can, and is smoked by a small number of humanoids, and it is noted that it created an almost citrus smell. It is rumoured to create a feeling of warmth in the smoker. Whether there are any long term side effects remains a mystery.
Blindweed 29 (Caecus Runco)Blindweed, so named because its milky blue flowers are the same color of blind eyes. Oddly enough, it has nothing that will cause blindness in it, unlike Fadeleaf, and is safe to handle. Blindweed can be found near stagnant water, and is a deceivingly cheerful looking plant, with large, open blue flowers. I hear the Swamp of Sorrows is a good place to look for it.
Ghost Mushroom 30 (Phantomus Bisporus) The Ghost Mushroom has its name due to its pale, almost transparent coloration, and perhaps for their sheer rarity on Azeroth. They can only be found underground, and in very hard places to get to, such as Maraudon, Razorfen Downs, and Dire Maul, making them one of the most elusive herbs on Azeroth. They seem much better suited to life in the swampy caves of Zangarmarsh, and they're much more prominent there.
Gromsblood 31 (Gromscruor)A leafy green plant with red coloration that gives the impression that its splattered with blood, Gromsblood is fitting of its name. Believed to have first sprouted from where the legendary orcish hero Grom Hellscream fell- and due to the shamanistic nature of the orcs- Several Herbalists believe this tale might be true. Indeed, Gromsblood is used in potions such as 'Elixir of Demonslaying' and 'Elixir of Giants', which would match with what I have learned of this Orc. Gromsblood grows in areas inhabited by demons, and it seems to cause them pain when they touch it.
Golden Sansam 32 (Rutilus Sansam)
Golden Sansam seems to be more of a taproot then an actual herb, with thick leaves growing out the top. It glows almost exclusively in Un'Goro Crater, but it can also be found to a small degree in Azshara and the Hinterlands. Due to being so close to the ground, it can often be difficult to pick out of the surrounding foliage. While its leaves are simply used for garnish in cooking, its root is used by Alchemists for its restorative properties.
Dreamfoil 33 (Somium Varakh)A hardy plant with a deceivingly delicate appearance- small, with long green leaves and purple flowers- Dreamfoil exists in both Azeroth and Outland. It was carried through the Dark Portal by soldiers by mistake, and seems to be surviving well enough despite the harsh climates of the Hellfire Peninsula. It has strong magical properties, making it useful in magic enhancement potions and magic dampening potions. It can be used also as a very strong sedative on the living, but only after mixing with Golden Sansam and being brought to a boil for at a minimum of an hour or so.
Mountain Silversage 34 (Mon Montis Argentum Salvia) Mountain Silversage is similer to Wild Steelbloom as it favors places that are hard to get to for herbalists. Like Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage survives in both Outland and Azeroth, adjusting well to the harsh mountainsides and clifffaces of Hellfire Peninsula. The non-mountians form of Silversage is commonly known as 'Silverleaf', and the two look very much alike safe for a couple of differences. Silverleaf is taller, more suited to the lower altitude, and has silver coloring around its middle. Mountain Silversage is much smaller, and only the tips of it are silver.
Plaguebloom 35 (Vomica Vigeo) A dark, sickly looking plant with washed out wilted purple and orange flowers and an overall 'plagued' appearance, Plaguebloom thrives in lands where other plants have wilted and died (or mutated).It can be found in the Western and Eastern Plaguelands, but no where else on Azeroth is corrupted enough to keep this plant alive. Like Arthas' Tears, they're good indicators of how corrupted an area is. As it is a relatively new spicies, it should be used with care.
Icecap 36 (Aolken Dal Glace) An elvish plant that has only been seen growing in the frigid Winterspring. An admirable plant, with a pale blue stem and icy white almost dandelion like flowers. They're suited to the cold environment of Winterspring, but ill suited for warmer climates, so be careful where you store them! It is said by the Night Elves that they are Elune's favorite flowers. They possess strong purifiying properties, and they're the main ingredient in Purification Potions.
Black Lotus 37 (Niger Nelumbo)Easily the rarest herb in Azeroth, Black Lotuses can only be found in the harshest of environments; Winterspring, Burning Steppes, and the Eastern Plaguelands to name a few. But even in those places they're very rare and hard to find; its even rumored that only one of the plants will flower within a certain radius of one another. Open flowered red and black plants with green stems, they look more like common mallow then lotuses. I've been told that the Cenarion Circle brought some into Outland, and that they can be found on the local Bog Lords.
This plant is highly toxic to the living until distilled and properly detoxed, so make sure you have the knowledge of what you're doing before you try handling this plant.
Bloodvine 38 (Cruor Vitis)
A Bloodvine is large, snake like vine that is grown by the Trolls. It can only be found in Zul'Gurub, and requires a Blood Scythe to harvest. Extremely hard to get to, but worth it more often then not, as it is used in making powerful items and potions.
Felweed 39 (Abyssus Runco)
With the shattering of Outland and the large presence of demons, Felweed absolutely thrives in Outland. A small, Fel green vine marked by its slight glow, Felweed lives on the heavy corruption in Outland as much as it does light and water. It has unique way of absorbing the Fel energies around it- thus the glow. It's also one of the best ways to tell if demons are near in Outland, although it also favors open plains, where you can see demons before the plants glow alerts you.
Dreaming Glory 40 (Somnium Palma)One of the more valuble herbs in Outland is Dreaming Glory. A delicate looking plant with fronds and open flowers with glowing centers, it radiates not only a warmth but also has enough healing abilities to passively heal wounds of herbalists just by touch. However, one must be careful, as the healing effects of the plant will fade over time, and the wound will return. Still, an overall lovely plant. Favors steep cliffsides, much like Mountain Silversage and Wild Steelboom.
Ragveil 41 (Pannus Voile)
A mushroom like plant, Ragveil is native to Outland, and can only be found growing on Bog giants. They're white, glowing with luminescent pollen and also posses narrow, pointed caps. They're very versatile but powerful plants, used in a several of the more advanced alchemical potions. It has amazing binding properties.
Flame Cap 42 (Flamma Solio)Not much is known about Flame Caps, except due to the unstable Outland they've become imbued with Fire magic. They resemble burning White Birds of Paradise. They increase damage with fire magic, and can even give people with no magical potential the ability to strike a foe with fire magic. An interesting herb, its volatile nature prevents it from being used in potions.
Terocone 43 (Torub Strobilus)
Believed to be blessed by the Arakkoa god, Terokk, Terocones are found almost exlusively in Terrokar Forest. They seem to be sacred to the Arakkoa, and they can be found in their settlements in Shadowmoon Valley as well. They are bright, glowing blue cones. It should be noted that they only become alchemically useful once they've dropped off the trees.
Ancient Lichen 44 (Oud Lepraria)Ancient Lichen can be found only in the deepest (and most dangerous) places in Outland, favoring either moist or old underground places such as Underbog, Auchenai Crypts, Sethekk Halls and the like. Its also been reported to have been harvested from dead Fungal Giants.
Ancient Lichen is a moss like plant, glowing with magical energies of some sort.
Mana Thistle 45 (Curo Carduus) Unlike its Blood counterpart, Mana Thistle is a tall plant with purple-blue flowers. It grows in extreme places, only accessible by flying, but is commonly found in groups. Herbalists have yet to discover if it has any addictive properties, but many herbalists have claimed that the herb is packed with magical energies that are instantly transferred to the herbalist on touch. If it does have addictive properties, one can assume only the rich would be able to have it, due it being extremely difficult to harvest.
Netherbloom 46 (Unter Vigeo)An odd looking plant that grows only the chaotic Netherstorm. It has a volatile pollen; herbalists have reported it decreasing or increasing things like speed, strength, and intellect. It also seems to be a carnivorous plant, attracting small, almost microscopic creatures to it (which resemble glowing specks) with its pollen and devours them. Herbalists have yet to discover the nature of the small creatures it feeds on.
Nightmare Vine 47 (Cavatte Vitis)
Like Netherbloom, the Nightmare Vine carries a strong pollen, but the Nightmare Vine's pollen possesses acidic qualities. If you aren't careful when picking it, the pollen will get on you. It burns intensely, but the painful effects fade after a few seconds. A dark looking plant with a sickly green center glow, it only grows in Shadowmoon Valley but doesn't seem to have any paticular growing habits, seen between both on open plains and against rocks.
Its small, dark looking seeds have a strong restorative property, although it lasts only for a very brief time. Despite the short time of its effects, it is still very popular in arena's, giving Gladiators that last boost that they may need.
Fel Lotus 48 (Abyssus Nelumbo)
Lotuses that have been brought to Outland survived, but they were corrupted. Fel Lotuses are like Wildvine and Swiftthistle in that they are only found around other plants. They sit around the bases of Nightmare Vines and Netherblooms. They're most commonly used in powerful Alchemical flasks.
Goldclover 49 (Aurum Folium)Goldclover is a hardy, bright golden flower, which grows in bunches. Its flexibility in making different potions makes it an extremely demanded herb, as its uses range from Healing Potions, Magic Potency Potions, and various others. It is also used in the creation of Mercurial Alchemist Stones, giving it a rather high price on the market. Its usually best to gather it yourself, and hope you fare well. Its known to grow throughout Grizzly Hills, Sholazar Basin, and in pockets around the Borean Tundra and Dragonblight.
Frozen examples of it can be found in some of the coldest regions of Northrend, showing that this flower used to be extremely common around Northrend. Its theorized that it may be in many other, unexplored corners of Northrend. Normal examples can be found in Dragonblight which may prove it to have excellent adaptability.
Tiger Lilly 50 (Amplus Beatitas Sero) The Tiger Lilly offers great magical uses, and tests show that its stalk, upon being eaten, gives the consumer immediate physical enhancement, increasing the users strength and accuracy. Its easily spotted, being a tall plant with large red petals at the top. Its pollen, when collected in large enough quantity, can be used in the creation of potions that enchance the magic users abilities. Its stem can be used also in the creation of a Mighty Alchemist Stone, binding its powers to the stone to give the user a permanant boost in combat, as long as they remain in contact with the stone. Its found throughout Northrends warmer zones.
Talandra's Rose 51(Rutilus Decor)
While the origin of this flowers name is unknown to me at the moment, its use in alchemy is not. Its has a strong magical essence, making it great for any potion intended for a magic user. It can also be used in the creation of a mind-altering potion, weakening the minds defences from outside sources for a short while. A form of hypnotism, you might say. It has bright red petals, which have small thorns on them. Its best to use gloves when harvesting this, as the thorns seem to have a layer of poison on them, which causes intolerable itching and pain. Its found in Zul'Drak. If you're not willing to travel into such hostile areas for it, its said that Borean Tundra has its own supply of the flower growing, although finding them is extremely difficult in that region.
Deadnettle 52(Mortuus Punctum)
A parasitic plant, it gets its name from its look, where it looks dead, and wilted. It tends to make its host look somewhat like itself over time, as it leeches off its host to survive. It has many thorns lining it, the tips of which have a very potent toxin, which can paralyze its victims in a matter of days before finally causing vital bodily functions to stop working, resulting in death. An antidote is avaliable. The core of the plant, however, can be used in Strength Potions and the like. Its use in making Indestructible Alchemist Stones make it well worth getting around the thorns, as it will definitely put money in your pocket if you sell. It can be found on Talandra's Rose, Tiger Lily's, Goldclover flowers and the Frost Lotus.
Constrictor Grass 53(Contraho Gramen)
This long, strong grass can be harvested from the corpses of several nature-bound creatures in Northrend. Be very careful, because while they are still attached to its host, the grass will sometimes lash out, sometimes capable of causing minor cuts. Also to be noted, when burnt, the smoke causes the trachea of anyone who inhales it to swell, severely restricting their ability to breathe. Make sure nothing you're smoking is laced with this, or you'll be in for one rough time.
Adder's Tongue 54 (Monasteriense Lingua)
This lichen gets its name from its use in alchemy, where it can be used in several Speed Enhancing Potions, such as the speed of a snakes tongue. While the body of this fungus isn't of any use, the roots of it are what give it its value and use. It is found throughout Sholazar Basin, wherever decomposing material is found. with the exception of the section invaded by the Scourge. You can identify it by its odd shape, see the diagram below.
Lichbloom 5(Nex Vigeo)This plant flourishes in Icecrown and The Storm Peaks, with a fair amount found in Wintergrasp. This fungus truly is a mystery, as it has leaves, never before seen growing from fungi before. It hosts an extremely potent magic, only useable after distilling the herb. Its used in a variaty of potions, ranging from magic to melee use. Its advised to wear gloves, as its leaves excrete a poison that when in contact with skin causes irritation and flaking.
Icethorn 56(Glacies Smilax) Icethorn gets its name from basically being what it is, as its looks are best described as a large, frozen root, lined with thorns. The thorns themselves have restorative effects when soaked in boiling water and broken up, while the body of the plant can be used in a variaty of other potions, varying on how you treat it, making this a very valuble herb. Its found usually in close proximity to Lichbloom, in the same areas.
Frost Lotus 57 (Gera Nelumbo)The Frost Lotus is one of the most extraordinary looking plants in all of Azeroth, with a frozen glaze to the stem, and a large, colourful bulb on the end, surrounded by very fine feather-like petals. Its pollen can be harvested to be used in many physically altering, magical, and mind-altering potions, while the bulb can be treated to be used in the creation of the Alchemist Stones. This is a more expensive specimen, but can be found nearly everywhere in Northrend, often nearby, or mixed in with the other common herbs of Northrend.
Azshara's Veil 58 (Dea Dissimulo)
This aquatic plant is found along the coast of many Azeroth provinces, most notably being Tol Barad, Twilight Highlands, and Uldum. It is valued highly for its use in Alchemists stones, and it has a wide range of uses, for potions that assist both Rogue and Mage alike, and is used in the creation of Advanced Alchemist Stones. It is named after Queen Azshara and her magic abilities, mirrored in this herb and its amazing magical properties. It carries with it a faint aura of corruption, but it has not been noted to cause any harm to anyone who handles it.
Cinderbloom 59 (Cinis Cineris Vigeo)This herb has traits much like Firebloom, only with more potent effects. It has a fairly corrosive sap, and its pollen has been noted to cause temporary blindness and extreme burning when in contact with the eyes, but only in high amounts. It is extremely advised to carry with you the proper gear when picking such a plant. It fairly common, but the dangers that come with picking such a plant has made it a rare find on the market. It is used in the creation of Advanced Alchemists Stones, and it is extremely useful in potions for physical strength and spellcasting, but it must be mixed by an experienced Alchemist. There have been reports of incorrectly made potions with this herb with disasterous results for the consumer. Its leaves can also be crushed for their juices, which offer a taste similar to cinnimon hearts.
Heartblossom 60 (Pectus Pectoris Vigeo) UNDISCOVERED
This plant is quite extraordinary, found in the deep depths of Deepholme. It gets it name, as it is believed to sprout from the heart of Azeroth, hence the name Heartblossom. It is a fairly expensive plant, as Deepholme has proven to be extremely dangerous to soldiers and explorers alike. While appearing breakable and flimsy, like most plants, it carries a fiberous quality, making harvesting this plant extremely difficult. Its roots extend deep into the rock, whilst the fibers within it prove difficult to cut through. It is worth the work, however, as it is used in Advanced Alchemist Stones, and advanced Warrior potions. It has been reported that (while causing a strong feeling of disorientation) consumption of the leaves can toughen the skin and bones, causing the imbiber the ability to grow in toughness and strength temporarily. It is not wise to lift heavy objects above you after consuming the leaves however, as it wears off extremely quickly.
Stormvine 61 (Tempestas Inhaero)
This plant is quite impressive, as it has both an on-land and aquatic version. Accounts from Night Elven Herbalists have given word that this plant was extremely bountiful prior to the Sundering. It now only grows in the high reaches of Hyjal and in the deep depths of the Great Sea, the species there sunken as the land around the Well of Eternity sunk into the sea and an Ocean formed between Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms. Herbalists are unsure as to why it only grows in these locations, but its rarity has made it a highly guarded herb by the Night Elves. It has been rumoured to sometimes show up in the nets of fishing trawlers, along with seaweed. I have, however, learnt that it has strong magical qualities, useful to Rogues. It has also been reported that it can be used in a potion that both poisons the imbiber and renders the immune to its painful effects, useful if you fear being mugged or wish to cause your enemies a nasty shock when they spray themselves in your blood. I wouldn't advise using it in combat, as you only have a certain amount of blood. This interesting plant gets its name from the time that its numbers originally began to dwindle, during the Sundering, and the raging storm that took place above the Night Elves capital city.
Twilight Jasmine 62 (Crepusculum Mulier)
Twilight Jasmine is extremely common plant in the Twilight Highlands, the only reason for its expensiveness is due to the area in which it flourishes. It is named after its remarkable beauty, and of course due to the faction that restricts travellers access to this herb. Its bright vibrant petals can be used in a variaty of potions, but are
most noted for their healing properties. The juices of these leaves, when crushed, can heal even the most
grievous of wounds, and is able to be used to save a wounded person, as long as they don't die while their wound is mended. It is an extremely expensive plant, for its usefulness and for how dangerous it is to acquire. There have been, however, rumours of Twilight Jasmine washing ashore some parts of Tol Barad, but Herbalists cannot think of any plausable reason behind these freak occurances.
Whiptail 63 (Verbero Tractus)
This plant is quite rare, found along the shores of the river that cuts through Uldum, and around several lakes on the island of Tol Barad. The explanation towards its isolation on the island of Tol Barad however was from the fact that it was a plant in high demand prior to the First and Second Wars, farmed by those who lived on the island nation. These isolated pockets make it a rare find nowadays, both locations laced with danger. It is easily recognizable by its gloomy, drooping petals, giving the flower an almost dead appearance. Its powerful magical aura is used in a number of potions, ranging from spellcaster to melee potions, and its use in Advanced Alchemist Stones only raises its price.