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Crossroads Plants: Flashing Stone Cactus

  Safety Rating: Mildly dangerous. Environment: Deserts. Details: These tiny cacti look like little clusters of pebbles. They are colored to blend in with local rock. Most often they are tan and brown, but sometimes they are green or more dramatic colors, like red or purple. Their surface is mottled and speckled to help them […]

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Crossroads Plants: Glowing Stone Cactus

  Safety Rating: Beneficial. Environment: Cultivated parts of arid regions. Details: Glowing Stone Cactus is a small, oval, pebble-like cactus that doesn’t have any spines. Once mature, it glows brightly day and night. While the light that it produces is white, its thick green skin tints the light green. Because the bright light that it […]

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  Safety Rating: Situationally dangerous and beneficial. Environment: Deserts. Details: Sometimes called the Desert Coral or Glittering Palace, this cactus community grows in hot, rocky deserts. Above ground, each plant encases itself in a shell of razor-sharp, glittering crystal. Much like coral, each new plant builds on top of the previous one. Over time this […]

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Crossroads Plants: The Blustering Tree

  Safety Rating: Harmless. Environment: Deserts. Details: This harmless tree protects itself by imitating the Swarm Tree. Like the Swarm Tree, it has a distinctive hollow trunk that has a lot of little holes going through it. This gives its trunk a basket-like appearance. There is a constant buzzing sound coming from the tree, as […]

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Crossroads Plants: Stone Root

  Safety Rating: Harmless Environment: Deserts. Details: This small succulent bush with heart shaped leaves stores water in large bulbs within its roots. It protects these bulbs by encasing them in armor-like bark made of stone plates. Over many years of growth, these stone roots build up into mounds that collect wind-born debris, building up […]

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  Safety Rating: Extremely dangerous. Environment: Deserts, especially in desert valleys where its deep roots can find water. Details: The Tree of Eternal Sleep protects itself from herbivores by creating a powerful zone of sleep-inducing magic around itself that goes out to six feet beyond its outermost branches. This magic is strong enough to affect […]

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