As Middle Earth is an ancient version of our own world, many of the plants are familiar to us, the plants below are peculiar to Middle Earth.
- lebethron – roughly ‘finger tree‘
- mallorn (pl. mellyrn) – from malt (gold) and orn (tree)
- athelas – from athae (no direct translation) and lass (leaf), also known as Kingsfoil.
- elanor – from él (star) and anor (sun)
- mallos – from malt (gold) and loth/loss (flower/snow)
- niphredil – translated explicitly as snowdrop (just realised that this would make it not exclusive to middle earth… doh)
- uilos – there is some ambiguity with this flower, uilos has a meaning of something like ‘ever-white’, however, it was also known as Simbelmynë, which means ‘evermind’ which is closer in meaning with alfirin (another term thought to be used for this flower).