J. K. Rowling' s
Hidden Easter Egg"
The first thing Snape asks Harry is "Potter! What
would I get if] added powdered root of
asphodel to an infusion ?"
According to Victorian Flower Language,
asphodel is a type of lily meaning 'My regrets
follow you to the grave' and wormwood means
absence' and also typically symbolized bitter
sorrow. ffyou combined that, it meant " bitterly
regret Lily' s death.'