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Crossroads Plants: Weeping Corpse Flower

  Safety Rating: Harmless. Environment: Tropical forests. Details: This parasitic plant produces a large flower with thick fleshy petals that are mottled red and pink. The center of the Weeping Corpse Flower slowly oozes droplets of a dark red liquid. The flower looks and smells like rotting flesh. In this red liquid is a powerful […]

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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: Bat Seed Bush

  Safety Rating: Mildly dangerous. Environment: Tropical forests. Details: Bat Seed Bush is a shade-loving bush with broad, pointed leaves. It has dramatic purple seed pods that open to release seeds with gray-purple bat wings. These seeds fly off in flocks that gather together in the treetops for mutual protection. Anytime that the flock spots […]

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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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Crossroads Plants: Eyestalk Bush

  Safety Rating: Mildly Dangerous. Environment: Temperate forests. Details: Eyestalk Bush has white berries growing on red stalks. These berries have black dots that make them look like little eyeballs. When a person or animal approaches the bush, the eyes rotate toward them as if the bush is staring at them and they experience its […]

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Crossroads Plants: Night Light Fungus

  Safety Rating: Beneficial. Environment: This fungus is most common in tropical forests, but can also be found in temperate forests. Details: The mushrooms of this bioluminescent fungus shed a bright light that makes them convenient to use for nighttime illumination in those regions where they grow well. Night Light Fungus grows on decaying wood, […]

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Crossroads Plants: Memory Flower

  Safety Rating: Harmless. Environment: Mountains. Details: Also known as the Glue Flower, this alpine vine has variegated pink and orange trumpet-shaped flowers that have magical properties. To each person they smell just like the best thing that person has ever smelled and that smell brings with it a magical compulsion to stick their nose […]

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Crossroads Plants: Floating Mangrove

  Safety Rating: Beneficial. Environment: Oceans. Details: This is a mangrove tree that is adapted to float on the ocean. They have an exceptionally wide, raft-like root structure that contains many small, tough air pouches which collectively keep the tree afloat. These roots securely entwine with the roots of other Floating Mangroves, along with any […]

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Crossroads Plants: Armadillo Vine

  Safety Rating: Beneficial. Environment: Tropical forests. Details: Armadillo Vines grow on the sides of pathways, extending their long stems with their feathery leaves out into the sunny patch in the middle of the path. Whenever one of their leaves is touched, the whole vine will suddenly curl up, pulling itself out of harm’s way. […]

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