A segmented fungus sometimes referred to as a cave flower, Lothrond tends to grow in dark and dingy places. It is remarkably hardy, can tolerate great shifts in temperature, and is something of a delicacy for both the badger- and Hobbit-folk.
Healers traditionally boil the fungus, stalk and all, and create a broth to clear one's air passages. It is also possible to combine Lothrond with other common herbs to brew potions and salves which can, among other things, create a temporary (and inflated) sense of heroism.
- Lothrond is Sindarin for "cave flower" (from loth = "flower" and rond = "cave roof, vaulted or arched roof").