This is the first in a series of quests. It is initiated by Scholar Neola in the Oakmyst Forest (near the Royal Defenders).
Neola asks you to visit the alchemist shops in Qeynos in an attempt to find a particular plant. The plant can be found in South Qeynos alchemy/scribe building. It's on a bookshelf behind Maege Blackwing ( 660, -19, 237 )
Give the plant to Scholar Neola and he asks you to find the Sapling and sprinkle the cure on him. The sapling can be found on a plateu near the Oakmyst Great Bears.
After curing him, return to Neola for your reward.