Bristleweed was a rare herb found in the Deepwoods. A purple, tangled plant with powerful properties, bristleweed grew in clumps around the base of bloodoaks, much like the shriekroot that also had great healing properties. Harvesting it was thus difficult and dangerous. gabtrolls often made tea out of bristleweed, and this tea was said to be beneficial to those with troubled minds. Bristleweed must not be confused with brindleweed that had similar properties.