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Alfirin was a golden coloured flower that blossoms year-round.
Alfirin was found in the grassy areas of Gondolin, on burial mounds in Rohan, on the Tomb of Elendil, and in the Gondor province of Lebennin. also called either uilos by Elves and simbelmynë by the Rohirrim. Tolkien provided a description of "an immortelle, but not dry and papery: simply a beautiful bell-like flower, running through many colours, but soft and gentle." The white variety seems to be the most common.
In his comments in Unfinished Tales, Christopher Tolkien points out that Legolas' description is not quite in harmony with other descriptions, and he suggests that this particular use of the name may refer to a different flower altogether. Alternatively, the golden flowers of Lebennin might simply be a differently-coloured variety of the white Alfirin commonly seen on Men's tombs.
Translations around the worldEdit
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Kurdish||ئلفیرین ? (Arabic script) Alfirin (Latin)|
|Serbian||алфирин (Serbian Cyrillic) Alfirin (Latin)|