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    840 KB The Overthinker 04/21/11(Thu)23:22 No.14674927  
    Lets have a Fantastic Flora thread, plant ideas for a fantasy setting. Not plant type monsters.
    >> The Overthinker 04/21/11(Thu)23:25 No.14674950
    Grab Grass:
    This grass can be found growing in patches among other grasses, it has flat straight blades that are extremely hard to tear and usually require something sharp to cut, It comes in a variety of colors to match its neighbors and usually grows to about a meter tall.
    Each blade curls around anything touching it, a full size patch can easily trap people and horses. When grabbed it is important not to panic, thrashing and and tearing at the plant will only result in more blades taking hold, and while each individual blade is not very strong, enough of them can completely immobilize even the strongest of men.
    However when kept cut down it makes for very effective pest control trapping insects, small rodents and birds. Due to the difficulty in obtaining it and its low spread rate, it is rarely seen outside the most extravagant gardens.
    >> The Overthinker 04/21/11(Thu)23:26 No.14674962
    (copy paste)
    Grubroot: This fist-sized mobile plant resembles a woody tardigrade with two rows of orbicular leaves growing from its back. Its mouth-parts are actually a forked root that it uses to root for "delicious" soils. At night, its head produces a red glow and its posterior a green one. The leaves are edible and very nutritious, and the plant itself can be cracked open in a fire to reveal a sap-drenched core that tastes like an apple.
    It reproduces like mad and rely on sheer numbers to survive. Adventurers eat them like mad.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)23:31 No.14675015
    Blimp Trees: a large bulbous tree with a very thin elasticity trunk. The top of the tree as a single large gourde full of methane. The tree can not actually bloat away but the methane takes a lot of weight off the thin trunk. The tree has small fruit that look like pie pods growing at the top of the tree, but it is poisonus. It is harvested for its methane.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)23:33 No.14675028
    I approve of this thread
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)23:37 No.14675075
    Gruts: nicknamed the doom root. it appears as a small bark covered growth coming from the ground, and can easily remain unseen if the grass is unkept or it grows among tall crops. It feeds off the nutrience from the soil very quickly and can make a large area of dirt unfarmable if the roots go unchecked.

    It gets its name from the damage this weed can do to farmland, and the fact the roots stick out of the ground and trip people if they are not careful. leading to the death of many fresh adventurers running from big monsters(hence the nickname).
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)23:40 No.14675106

    I can see this being a running joke really fast.

    "Roll for Reflex!"
    "Oh god dammit, no..."
    "Nat 1. DOOM ROOT."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)23:43 No.14675134
    rope vine: a very thick type of vine that crawls up the sides of the tallest trees. The vine goes straight up in one large stalk never splitting, meaning it will be a single, strong, vine that can easily hold the weight of a human plus his gear. On top of that as it drys it becomes even harder and turns brown, almost looking like real rope.

    Unfortunately they work so well that farmers will actually rip out rope vine and sell it, leaving none in the wild for adventurers to find for free. They are a rare find but also a great little free supplies.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)23:46 No.14675180
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    Muskshrooms: Due to the high humidity and thick overgrowth have lead to an increase of fungal based producers to take root. The Muskshroom are well known for their tasty caps but are highly loathed for their smell...
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)23:49 No.14675216
    From a story I'm reading right now:

    Peregrine Bush:
    A roughly one meter tall bush with large red-golden leaves covering it completely. You can not see them under all the leaves, but it has long and sharp thorns on all branches.
    They usually grow in small groups in woods.
    Most of the year they behave just like any other bush, but once every year, at the start of autumn, they uproot themselves and walk on their roots to a certain forest in giant groups of several hundred individual bushes and back to their original place a month later. They aren't aggressive in any way, but since they also just ignore everything in their path and just walk the same way every year, many critters and people have been severely hurt, or even killed when they got between the thorny bushes and their goal.

    Sometimes Peregrine Bushes use their mobility to avoid dangers, or to find better rooting places outside of the migrating season, but usually they rely on their thorns for protection.

    It is possible for a experienced gardener to force the bushes to stay in their uprooted state and keep them as a kind of pet. Bushes like this aquire a more and more animal like behavior the longer they are kept in this state.

    In many regions the roots of Peregrine Bushes are brewed into a strong whiskey.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)23:51 No.14675232
    Fortune Berries: Actually 2 different bush plants, the Chomi Plant and the Diarrhea Plant that look almost exactly the same, down to the berries and their taste. Unfortunately As the names suggests the diarrhea plant's berries are the last thing u will want to eat. However the Chomi berries are so good for you that they can help fight off many weak poisons, and energize the body, to bad it cant fight the effects of the Diarrhea Berries.
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    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)23:54 No.14675273
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    Scientific Observation: "The local native populous Have use rope vine for many uses: Bowstrings,fishing nets, traps and bondage for several sexual rituals..."
    <----------(rope vine in use)
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)00:02 No.14675333
    This is why we can't have nice things you creepy faggot.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)00:03 No.14675343
    This ones more of a treasure than a normal plant.

    Mana Shards: A small very hardy plant that can grow in the most unforgiving soil, unfortunately only one in a thousand seeds will actually grow into a adult plant. The most noteable feature of the plant is a single glowing crystal growing from the plant. This crystal is highly valuable in the production of flameless torches and for beautiful jewelry for royals.

    the plant takes the small rocks and other impurities in the soil and pushes them together into a single crystal much like a mollusk makes a pearl.

    The plant itself can be ground into a blue glowing paint. As its nectar is what causes the glow in the crystals.

    the plant and crystal can normally be sold for a good amount of money, depending on the size of the crystal and plant. But many adventurers like to keep them as trophies.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)00:05 No.14675354
    ok thats 4 plants i came up with off the top of my head:

    blimp trees, doom root, rope vines, and mana shards.

    want more?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)00:06 No.14675357
    WHYWHYWHYWHYWHY do I know what that image is from.

    Godamn it, what time is it?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)00:06 No.14675359
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)00:14 No.14675419
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    A very moist and sweet fruit that is a size of a average cantaloupe.It has many uses like dyes,potion making,and bathing
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)00:20 No.14675464
    Hot Berries
    A vine which produces cherry-like berries in clusters of three or four. The berries themselves have a hot yet sweet taste, similar to an overload of cinnamon. If ground into a paste with the plant's leaves, the berries become a highly effective (and extremely painful) medicinal unguent, preventing all but the most virulent infections from attacking a wound and reducing average healing time by several days. The infamous alchemist, Pyrosthenes, is known to have performed experiments involving the paste, mixing it with the substance found in lightning bug tails and coating arrows with it. Fortunately for his assistants, the additional ingredient did not produce the desired pyrotechnic display.

    This stringy root vegetable was in antiquity known as Molesbane, as it was believed that any burrowing animal which happened across a patch would be strangled by its wormlike, branching structures. It derives its modern name from the many uses to which persons of ill repute put it, though many adventurers and city guards put it to much the same uses; it creates a smokeless flame when dipped in oil and lit, it makes a nutritious snack during long stakeouts, the juice it releases when pulverized is an effective greasing agent on its own and a deadly poison in alcohol, and if all else fails several strands can be twisted together into a stout club. Some farmers still vainly use it for pest control, which works only in that when someone digs it up and steals it, they usually scare away the resident rodents.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)00:24 No.14675487
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    This case of sorcerous artifice is one of many of its kind which dot the hills in this area. Originally a byproduct of alchemical study, the mollusc tree is now harvested for both medicinal and culinary applications. A rare mollusc is fished, and immersed in an amniotic solution within the bulb of a specially cultivated tree. The ageing process is quite long and the mollusc actually lives in a torpor until its harvesting. Specific parts of the pickled mollusc meat are a much saught after delicacy, and the brine possesses a potent restorative effect when imbibed or applied as a salve. If the proper procedure is not followed, and the bulb split or tapped by a poacher, the mollusc will viciously attack, and soon suffocate, spoiling its meat.
    >> The Overthinker 04/22/11(Fri)00:42 No.14675595
    Blood Grass:
    This grass is quite flammable even when green and burns very hot, it is not uncommon to see hillsides of Blood Grass on fire, and It is prized by travelers who use it as waterproof tinder.
    It's name comes from both its color and it's unique property of catching fire when coming into contact with blood.
    After burning to the ground, it grows back to full height within a week, while it takes up to a month to grow back if cut.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)01:21 No.14675940
    Creeping Rot:
    Resembles a fleshy, brown moss with a bastardization of photosynthesis, intaking local air and producing hydrogen sulfide. If discovered quickly enough or in small amounts, it can be safely disposed of with little health risks; however, if encountered in large amounts, all population centers within several miles should be evacuated for their safety. Just as deadly is its method of spreading, releasing large floating clumps containing thousands of tiny spores. These clumps will float wherever the find takes them, and upon contact with any solid object, will violently explode into a cloud of toxic gas and spores.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)02:31 No.14676547
    Archiving http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14674927/
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)02:34 No.14676567
    So, your basic Australian fungus then?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)09:07 No.14679186

    A small, harmless looking bush covered in dark green leaves that produces small, sour berries in summer.
    It's name comes from the fact that it is known to explode quite violently when any form of wizardry or sorcery occurs nearby.
    The plant itself remains unharmed aside from the removal of it's outermost leaves but the explosion can cause injuries to those too close.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/22/11(Fri)10:37 No.14679733
    Snaggler vines
    These carnivorous plants usually have one big fleshy bag-like leaf and multiple vines extending from said bag-leaf. It spreads its barbed motile vines across the forest floor, and if a large enough animal steps on any vine, the vine would coil around its victim. The barbs, containing potent sedatives, would invariably pierce its target's skin, and the vine would insert the now-tranquilized prey into the leaf-bag, which excretes digestive fluids onto the victim.
    Thankfully, Snaggler vines' prey are usually smaller than a human, and it can distinguish if an animal is too large for its bag-leaf. Usually they'll uncoil the victim and retreats its vines if they do encounter a prey that's too big.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)11:02 No.14679936
    Blade tree:

    Growing only in areas rich in mineral ore, blade trees are unique in that some of their leaves are razor sharp, metal blades. These blades are mixed in with normal, chlorophyll rich leaves and serve the purpose of warding off larger herbivores. Blade leaves are harvested and either simply given handles and used as small knives or daggers, or smelted down for use in larger weapons. The metals in blade leaves are of unusually high quality, making weapons crafted from them highly sought after. The type of metal the leaves are made from depends on the type of mineral the tree is feeding off of. The roots of these trees can extend for extremely long distances as they burrow through and feed off mineral ore veins, and are often seen in rocky areas completely devoid of fertile soil.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)11:04 No.14679957
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    >Boobie fruit
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    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)12:24 No.14680456
    Flashberry Tree

    Tall, thin tree with pale white bark.
    Grows in temporate woodlands.
    The berries of this tree produce a bright flash of light when popped as the bioluminescent flesh escapes.
    The leaves and bark of this tree burn with a small flame and a lot of smoke, as such they are often used in making smoke bombs.

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