A bell-shaped, yellow-colored flower, Mallos is sometimes mistaken for the Never-Fade, Alfirin. This is only from a distance, however. There is no mistaking the two up close. The great difference between Alfirin and Mallos lies in their fragrances; Alfirin's is pleasant, whereas Mallos has a musty, skunky odor about it.
Healers can employ Mallos in combination with other roots, tubers, and flowers. Its primary usage is in lozenges and draughts that will effectively stop a cough or soothe sore throats.
- Mallos is a Sindarin name meaning "golden flower".