Wizarding Today excerpt - October 14th 2003 The legendary fountain of youth, a flower? Part One.
In 503, famed explorer, K.E. Dumbledore noted of a rare flower found in current day’s Uruguay’s Tompe Mai Jungle that was referred to as the Flor da juventude. Blue with red vines climbing the blue petals, it was like nothing he had ever seen. Not to mention, it was gigantic, his sizing estimates put it at the size of a Quidditch field. K.C. Dumbledore’s papers noted that the native wizards at the time said only the following of the flower:
“Youth, youth. You are young.”
A year of observation provided him with nothing, and soon he left South America for Britain once more. Any other possible writings and observations were destroyed in the Troll War of 505 that saw K.E. Dumbledore’s community torched after its residents fled with nothing more than the clothes on their back.
The allure of a possible youth providing flower has tantalized Herbologists for years. Unfortunately, due to the great privacy of the wizarding tribe that live in the area, as well as the Spottedback Dragon Gaggle that circle the jungle (making it impossible for most wizards to even approach the area), expeditions have failed to retrieve it (most dying in the process).
Thus, herbologists have had to settle to simply dreaming. Until now…