J. k, Rowling' s
Hidden Easter Egg"
The first thing Snape asks Harry is "Potter! What
would I get ifl added powdered root of
asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?"
According to Victorian Flower Language,
asphodel is a type of lily meaning 'My regrets
follow you to the grave' and wormwood means
absence’ and also typically symbolized bitter
sorrow, if you combined that, it meant 'l bitterly
regret Lily' s death/