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Banshee Buttons

Lurking on an innocent tree near you, may be one of the darkest and most poisonous toadstools in our Wizarding world. These malicious little mushrooms are also among the smallest, but don't let their diminutive size fool you. These tricky little toadstools can be extremely dangerous!

Banshee Buttons are commonly found throughout the wizarding world. In fact they are one of the most flourishing varieties of toadstools around. This is partially due to the fact that they have an extremely rapid growth rate. Virtually popping up out of the ground over night! They thrive in cool wet conditions, but have also been known to show up in a few tropical locations as well. They are also the only variety know to grow on the sides of flesh eating trees.

Besides their petite size you may be able to recognized them by their blackish purple caps and dark green stems. Harvesting your own Banshee Buttons should be relatively easy. Please do make sure to use gardening gloves when harvesting, as the spores of the toadstools have been known to cause side effects such as rashes and boils.

Many dark arts potions, elixirs and formulas have this toadstool as a main ingredient. It is also frequently used to help add an additional flavor kick to Spider Cider. As often as it is used, you should be warned that this toadstool is highly unpredictable. It may be used in the same potions many times, but react differently each time. Although they can be unstable, their unique dark smoky magic is hard to duplicate, so they are sure to stay around for quite awhile.

The Banshee Button is even honored each year with its very own festival. "Bring on the Buttons" is held each April 13th in the quaint town of Fungus, Scotland. These little beauties are the star of the show and tempting treats, magical musicals and sorcery shows are all dedicated to this treacherous little toadstool.


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