Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Santiago is a creeping plant, often found growing on trees. The plant does not bloom until it has matured, often taking as long as 50 years. The blooms are brewed into a concoction called Manolin tea. Imbibing the tea is said to bring great wisdom and a change of […]

22 Jun 14

The Rotalily is believed to be extinct. Once a common garden flower on the planet HC-25, it was mostly wiped out by a wide-spread virus. The related, but more hearty Cellalily aggressively spread to fill the land once populated by the Rotalilies, and eventually suffocated out the weakened remaining population.

21 Jun 14

The Harlequin flower was discovered quite recently on the water planet HO-2781. The plant consists of four radial and thorned spines, with each spine growing a ball-shaped flower of a unique color. The overall look is that of a jester juggling, which is how it derived its name. The ball-like […]

19 Jun 14

The Semoir is a small plant that has no proper root system. Instead, it uses a system of barbs to pull itself underground until just the flowering chapeau de fleur (literally flower hat) is above ground. The barbs continue to pull water into the central chamber of the plant. When […]

18 Jun 14

The ‘a’ala is a fragrant flowering bush that grows on the tropical planet of PL-508. The plant is often grown as colorful hedges. The flowers bloom only one day out of the year, and they all bloom on the same day. The inhabitants of PL-508 believe the bushes were first […]

15 Jun 14

The Glacefleur is a leafy plant with a dense, round head growing in the center of the plant much like an Earthen cabbage. When it was first found by French explorers, the bright colors of the plant earned its name for its resemblance to scoops of ice cream. Similar to […]

14 Jun 14

The Rita vine is a vine-like plant with small bright green petals and large flat sepals. The flowers can be used to create a potent liquor which tastes very much like a Margarita (from which its name was derived.) The liquor is potent enough that there was an attempt in […]

13 Jun 14

The Molenta flower is found in abundance on the windy planet of UT-722. When the flower dies, it dries out and the petals separate from the stem, allowing them to spin around much like a pinwheel. The children that live on the planet can often be found picking and drying […]

12 Jun 14

The Sucresprit flower is found mainly in caves as it is very sensitive to light. It’s petals are almost translucent due to the lack of chlorophyll. The flower is cultivated, harvested, and processed in large quantity as a natural sweetener. In recent years it has grown to be the biggest […]

11 Jun 14

The Lunabelle is an incredibly rare flower which has only been seen by a handful of people. It grows only in one small, remote location on Mbizi, well known for its constant and violent state of political unrest and its thick atmosphere which is toxic to 99% of the known […]

10 Jun 14

A cross-section of the floating Bifurcacia bloom clearly shows the bifurcated phloem chambers from which its name is derived. These chambers are able to filter large quantities of water, supplying nutrients for the rootless plant. The filtered water is released through a vascular system that can be seen in the […]

9 Jun 14

The Vlermuis plant is parasitic, with blooms that change color based on the host plant it is feeding from. It is believed this coloring is due to the different levels of phosphorous found in the host. Native to the bogs of Inundari, the populace have many superstitions and stories that […]

8 Jun 14

The round-shaped Bollblom is well-suited to the arid climate found on its home planet. The roots of the plant break off when its water source is depleted, allowing it to roll with the wind to a new location, similar to our Earth-native tumbleweeds. The leaves of the Bollblom secrete a […]

7 Jun 14

The Papaflaro grows deep in the jungles of the planet Oscelvo. Not much is known about this flower due to the dangerous nature of the jungles it grows in, but it is believed that the bulbous stigma emits light to attract insects. Whether the insects are used for nutrition or […]

6 Jun 14

The Härmastoft, first discovered by Swedish intergalactic explorers, requires a great deal of heat to bloom. The stiff, brushy plant has large buds which mimic the nests of the local Vogelsperling. The Vogelsperling are a very nurturing species of small birds, and upon seeing an untended nest, they will immediately […]

5 Jun 14

The poisonous Draakflor (bottom) is named for its resemblance to the forest dragons that also inhabit the region. The almost invisible thorns are carefully harvested and used for medicinal purposes. If handled incorrectly, it has been known to cause paralysis and even death, and should never be ingested. The young […]

4 Jun 14

The Morsafada plant has small pendulous blooms which come in a large variety of colors. They are native to the planet Hadu and are often used as decorative plants by its inhabitants. The stamen of the Morsafada plant change color when approached, so they are often planted near dwelling entrances […]

3 Jun 14