Elanor (flower)

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The name Elanor refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Elanor (disambiguation).

Elanor was a golden, star-shaped flower that grew in abundance in the forest of Lórien.[1] Samwise Gamgee thought highly of the flower and, at Frodo's suggestion, named his eldest daughter, Elanor Gardner, from it.[2]

It was one of the flowers brought by the Elves of Tol Eressëa to Númenor in the Second Age. Elanor and Lissuin were used to decorate the ships during the wedding of Aldarion and Erendis.[3]

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".[4]


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