The flowering bush Hithlas can be found in Middle-earth's southern realms. Its festive, almost beguiling appearance belies its deadly nature; the entire plant is toxic and deadly if ingested.
The Uruks refer to Hithlas as "Sauron's Gift," and steer clear of the plant. Assassins across Mordor use special gloves to collect Hithlas berries. Ground and dried, the berries produce an odorless, colorless, poison. Introduced into a victim's drink, it will produce the same deadly effect as Nightshade and Belladonna.
- Hithlas is likely Sindarin for "mist leaf" (from hith = "mist, fog" and lass = "leaf").