Glowing under the light of the full moon was a meadow of luna flowers, their iridescent white color creating enough light for one to walk without a lantern or sun crystal. Each petal looked as delicate as powdered snow. For the first time since arriving at the Winter Moon Pack, he was in awe at the beauty surrounding him. He wished he could stay there forever and forget all about the stress of being mated to an Alpha Heir wolf.
The luna grove is designed to contain luna flowers, a white flower that only blooms at night—save for the rare occurrence that the Luna or Lunar is running from danger during the day and enters the luna grove. Regardless of the moon, luna flowers have different hues depending on their biomes, and they are frequently fragrant.
Under the light of the moon, the luna flowers looked like beautiful butterflies with silky soft petals for wings. It appeared to be a type of cactus that happened to grow in cold climates. Kěith knew that flowers grew in the Blue Desert Region, so it wasn't surprising to see such beauty before him. The flowers were low to the ground, creeping his ankles with black spines along the greenish stems.Most of the flowers open quickly after nightfall, closing back up during the day time hours (unless a luna or lunar is in danger) when touched by morning dew. Flowers in the same geographical area tend to bloom on the same night. On overcast days, the blossoms may remain open for longer. The flowers also tend to remain open longer during cool temperatures - which may also cause the segments to snag or tear as they open. While the luna flowers are known to bloom all year around as to help keep the barrier up for the lunas and lunars, there are also three separate times of the year when the flowers drop their seeds and a new plant starts to grow over the next couple of months. Over the course of the next month, the flower bulb will start to form and finally result in the newly grown patches of the luna flowers blooming. The plants that bear such flowers can be tall, columnar, and sometimes extremely large and tree-like, but more frequently are thin-stemmed climbers. In truth, most lunar flowers can be found in a variety of climates, even those with temperatures reaching as low as -112ºF (-80ºC). The plant can reach up to five to thirty feet in height with twining stems, but can also spread out to fifteen feet. The leaves are entire or three-lobed, 5–15 cm long, with a 5–20 cm long stem. The flowers are fragrant and are large, 8–14 cm in diameter. The plant has a rather untidy jumble of limbs and requires manicuring to keep it in habit. The seed resembles a small, brownish nut, and should be nicked with a file and then soaked overnight before planting.
|Biomes||Luna Flower Color|
|Ice Sheet / Polar Desert
Temperate Broadleaf Forest
|Subtropical / Tropical Dry Forest