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The fredalia was a vividly red flower native to the planet Kaminar. These plants had cultural and sentimental value to the Kelpiens, as they were often used for making fredalia tea.

Aboard the USS Discovery in 2257, Commander Saru grew several fredalia plants in his quarters as a reminder of the homeworld he believed for years he would never see again. However, they did not grow quite so well on a starship. (ST: "The Brightest Star"; DIS: "An Obol for Charon", "The Sound of Thunder")

Before they were named on screen in "The Sound of Thunder", Star Trek: Discovery writer and producer Bo Yeon Kim identified this plant in a Twitter post, also eplaining the name. According to her, this flower was named for her friend Frederick Kim "who was a physican by training and a writer by calling." Some years ago, he died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. He was a Star Trek fan who had authored the short story "Forgotten Light", which was named a finalist and appeared in Pocket Books' Strange New Worlds VII collection. [1]
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