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I don't have many plants yet but I mostly make them up symbolically or from stuff like "huh wouldn't it be neat if" situations.

My favorite is Crowned Jasmine (anyone wanna guess where I got the name?) and Melany uses it often in her medical work. I also have one that's sort of a cross between a coconut and a pomegranate but I haven't named it yet...

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I haven't given much thought to this, except that there will be evergreen trees and redwoods (I love both of these!) and also a mammoth tree of some sort (I haven't named it yet). I actually plan on having a forest of absolutely HUMONGOUSLINORMOUS trees that entire cities inhabit.
I also want to have Venus Flytraps, which will probably get a lot bigger there than they do in this world, and also will be a bit more hardy, some species of them even freezing solid and then recovering in the springtime.


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I have three so far.

One is a shrub with thorns along its twigs that function as limbs.

The other two I have some information on in a gdoc... *digs up* (one quick warning: a few of the details are inaccurate, but it is mostly correct)

Flower of Death: A beautiful flower (famed as being the most brilliant, delicate, and pure flower outside of Floreí) that only grows in the jagged mountaintops of a range of mountains near one of the realms of the elves.
To obtain a Flower of Death, one must go on a perilous quest through the mountains in hopes that after passing through the 2-inch paths near a 10-mile drop, climbing the rock faces that can’t be gone around, avoiding the animals that threaten your death, and traveling through pitch dark caves that offer even more perils (usually related to the ones already listed), you find one of these extremely rare flowers.
Any who carry them are given a high-degree of honor and respect.
Note: It is likely that they are poisonous (perhaps to the touch?) but this author doesn’t know yet. :P

The Carnivirous Vine: A vine that “eats” animals and, sometimes, humans.
The vine has large leaves (a lot like fig leaves), small crawlers, and one large bulb in the center of its territory. It mostly travels underground and will slowly infest outwards in a circle from the central bulb. The vine’s seeds reside inside the petals of a flower that grows on the top of the bulb. When the vine’s seeds are ready for dispersion, a certain bird comes to eat the flower and eventually drops and fertilizes the seed in the next couple days.
The vine generally lives [insert place] and needs massive amounts of sunlight and heat to survive. In order to create seeds, the vine needs [insert medical mumbo-jumbo] from meat.
An animal that travels into the territory of the vine brushes against feelers on the vine’s leaves. If the animal’s body temperature is large enough to set off the feelers, the vine will rapidly grow thorned-offshoots that will attempt to puncture the animal’s skin. If the poison gets in the blood stream, the animal will become unconscious and easily succumb to the plant. Once the animal has no chance of escape the vine slowly brings the animal back to the central bulb where it will be “digested” by the bulbs acids.
Though the vine normally eats a type of warm-skinned boar, the vine will eat anything that sets off its feelers. Thus, humans/elves/dwarves must be careful when they are in an area suspected of harboring this vine, especially if they have a fever.

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Ooh, creepy vine! :shock: Nice, Sui! :D

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Very cool, Suiauthon. :cool:

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They're awesome, and scary! :cool:

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Thank you, all! :D

I'm going to have to make a nice plant sometime. :roll:

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Suiauthon wrote:
I'm going to have to make a nice plant sometime. :roll:

I've made nasty plants, nice plants, and some plants that are somewhere in the middle. ;)

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*chuckles* And as I recall you haven't told us anything about them yet. *waits for Jonathan to enlighten us* :cool: ;)

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I'll probably post something about them at some point. ;)

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That would be good. :)

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I'll probably post something about them at some point. ;)

I look forward to it. :D

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Wow. Those are amazing plants!!!

As for my own plants... oh boy. I could be here awhile.... haha

    I'll just mention a few of my favorites.
  • Sakkar Root: a reddish root, supple and rubbery in texture. When flexed between the hands, it produces several fleshy snaps (almost a glow-stick sort of noise) and begins to ooze sakkar. Sakkar--the plant's long-stored, highly-concentrated sap--is what the root is valued for. It is fatal if ingested orally, as it reacts harmfully with oral acids. It must be absorbed through the skin; it dispels stress-inducing physical conditions, and therefore is a helpful psychological healer for victims of black sorcery.
  • Leech Leaves: parasitic flowers with fleshy white petals and pulpy, red-veined leaves. Their foul, stifling smell saturates the air. It is overwhelmingly repulsive to one who has never smelled it before; but it acts as a drug. Once one has become inured to the smell, he/she becomes dependent on it. If they cannot smell it, they suffocate. The plants have been used for millennia to keep people in submission. As a weapon of war, they are planted in conquered cities. Citizens develop their addiction to the odor quickly, and once that addiction is formed, there is no escape from any place where those flowers don't grow. Plus, Leech Leaves serve a second purpose: they feed off corpses. Thus, in conquered cities, not only do Leech Leaves keep people shackled to the place in which they are held captive, but the leaves also dispose quite efficiently of the dead. Whenever anyone dares rebel, a new little patch of flowers is found the next day.
  • Axelfrah: a rare, all-purpose healing plant. It looks like something halfway between bamboo and milkweed--yes, that's the closest comparison I know. The stalks, when shredded and dried, can be woven into a healing cloth, softer than any bandage. The sap and the leaf essence, when mixed and concentrated, make a minty-smelling ointment. If one applies axelfrah ointment to open wounds and binds the injuries up with axelfrah cloth, both bandages and ointment absorb into the skin, toughening it to ten times normal density and resiliency. The bandages form little scale-like formations that eventually fade. Any remaining bandages which cannot join the skin simply flake off like dandruff. Highly diluted axelfrah juice (twenty parts pure water to one part sap) can be internally ingested, and acts as an intestinal healer. Slightly less diluted axelfrah juice (ten parts pure water to one part sap) can stop hemorrhaging.

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Leech leaves = epic.
Very simple concept and effective application. :cool:

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Those are neat plants, Phoenix. :D

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Wow, awesome plants, Kayla! :o :cool: I never thought of plants being a little like an addictive drug before. Totally neat. Is there any way to reverse the addicting effects of Leech Leaves, or is it permanent?

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I don't have many plants yet but I mostly make them up symbolically or from stuff like "huh wouldn't it be neat if" situations.

One of the best ways to do it. ;)

Great job on the plants, everyone. Wish I could comment on all of them . . . they are brilliant. (But remind me not to travel anywhere where those carnivorous/addictive plant varieties live, ok?)

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A while ago, I came up with a gigantic tree called the "Sunshade Tree". It houses entire clans of Elves. Each clan, for example, the "Deuce Clan" has two trees to its clan. One tree holds their village, while the other holds their wildlife.
The tree is a canopy of head-sized leaves above a nest-like formation that holds the clan's houses.
The Elves climb inside by means of plate fungi that have grown along the ginormous tree trunk - with the help of thick arm-sized vines that dangle from the canopy hundreds of feet above.
Indigenous to the trees are birds - the Amorith birds - that make their homes in the canopy. The birds are small, like hummingbirds, but their feathers are crimson red and glow at night. They never leave the trees, for grub is plentiful under the fallen leaves that cover the ground of the nest-like surface of the Sunshade Tree.

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