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Elanor (flower)

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Elanor was a golden, star-shaped flower that grew in abundance in the forest of Lórien. Sam Gamgee thought highly of the flower and, at Frodo's suggestion, named his eldest daughter, Elanor Gardner, from it.

It was like a pimpernel (perhaps a little enlarged) growing sun-golden flowers and star-silver ones on the same plant, and sometimes the two combined"[1][2]

Etymology

The word elanor means "Sun-star" in Sindarin (from êl = "star" and anor = "Sun").

References

  1. Letter 402
  2. Letter 312