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Alfirin
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Naming
Binomen N/A
Morphology
Body type Flower
Intelligence
Sapience Non-Sapient
Aggressivity Harmless
Ecology
Place of origin Middle-Earth
Habitat Anduin River Delta, Lebennin Plains
Diet Photosynthesis
Locomotion Sessile
Status Least Concern (presumed)
Behind the Scenes
Universe The Lord of the Rings
Created by J. R. R. Tolkien


One of the many sad songs sung by the Grey-elves of Middle-earth tells of a flower called Alfirin. Its flowers were like golden bells and it grew on the green plain of Lebennin near the delta land of the Anduin, the Great River. The sight of them in the fields, with the sea-wind blowing, would tug at the hearts of the Eldar and awaken the sea-longing that always drew these Children of Starlight westwards, over Belegaer, the Great Sea, to where their immortal brethren lived.

In the minds of the Elves, the Alfirin were in miniature like the great gold bells of Valinor, which always toll upon the ears of the Blessed in the Undying Lands.

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