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Alfirin
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General Information
Homeworld Arda (Earth)
Environment Middle-Earth
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Locomotion Sessile
Feeding Behavior Phototrophic Autotroph
Prey Sunlight, mineral nutrients
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Personality Mindless
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Embryophyta
Infrakingdom Spermatophyta
Superphylum Angiosperms
Other Information
Status Least Concern
Creator 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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