Ceresa Verde * is the professor of Magibotany and Healing at the Charmbridge Academy. She is "a plump, weathered woman in traditional witch's garb."

In September 2010, she told Alexandra Quick that "boys usually aren't interested in Herbology" because "they want to bottle glory or discover the Philosopher's Stone. And they think herb magic is for girls."


Verde's surname is the Spanish word for green, and shares her given name with a genus of buffalo treehoppers.