With the future addition of the Tiny Spore Bat, I've been working on my Sporeggar Rep. Previously, I had mentioned that doing the repeatable Now that we're (still) friends... quest was one of the best, easiest, and quickest ways to gain rep. It still is, however the very best, easiest, and quickest way is to do the Bring me a(nother) Shrubbery! quest.
This weekend and last night, we had some folks wanting to run Heroic Underbog. Since I need badges...lots and lots of badges as well as remembering the Sanguine Hibiscus earns Sporeggar rep, we jumped at the chance to go.
Now, when I originally did the Bring me a Shrubbery! quest, I don't recall the plants being all that plentiful. Perhaps it's because we had several people doing the quest when I went and we all were picking them...or, perhaps it's because after I got my 5, I stopped looking...suffice it to say, I didn't recall this quest as being a lucrative way of earning rep.
I would like to revise that now. I was able to get 20-30 Sanguine Hibiscus on each run. Not only are they available for anyone to pick (sort of like an herb), but they also drop off of the mobs...and, in addition, if you have herbalism, you can 'pick' the bog monsters once they have been looted and, on occasion, get one from them. Not to mention, as Druids, we can even stealth through regular Underbog and pick the plants that aren't too close to mobs.
At 750 rep for 5 plants, that's 3,000-4,500 rep per run! Not to mention the 4 badges if you do the instance in Heroic mode.
If you're going to want that wee spore bat as your companion and look alike pet to your mount, running Underbog is definitely the way to go!