- "It didn't used to be like this, you know. Spring used to arrive so gently on Lothal—I could tell which week it was by the shade of green in the grasslands and the scent of arrack vine and jogan on the west wind."
- ―Holshef to Merei Spanjaf
The arrack vine was a type of vine found on Lothal, though due to the mining activities of the Galactic Empire on the planet, it had become rare or extinct. The poet Holshef once recalled to Merei Spanjaf how prior to the arrival of the Empire, he could tell which week of spring it was by the shade of green in the grasslands, as well as the scent of arrack vine and jogan fruit.
- Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy (First mentioned)