The meaty plant
Now, whoever would have thought that a cat would voluntarily eat anything that wasn't meat? Well... Suseil wrinkled eir nose when ey thought about it a little more. Perhaps all of this might make sense if the nut truly was meat? Maybe it was a new kind of meat! It was at times like this, Suseil was happy to be a genius. And thus, the Meat-Nut Plant was given a name.
The Meat-Nut plant is a giant, leafy plant. The stem is thick and very long, shooting nearly straight up from its roots which bury themselves deep into the soil. Each leaf is approximately the size of a Saber 's paw, and is extremely slippery to the touch. The leaves are quite bitter tasting, though they do have medicinal use as an appetite suppressant and to help expecting parents go into labor when they are overdue (assuming the litter and parent are both healthy). When cut, the plant is said to smell strongly of urine. The plant only blooms for three months every year, during late Newberry through early to mid-Heatmelt. During this time, it grows dark gold, light pink, or both-colored small flowers. Though able to pollinate itself, it attracts pollinating insects and birds in order to help speed up the process. Afterwards, the plant produces the nuts for which it gets its name: large, round, heavy brown nuts with a strong meaty flavor.
Ecology and Habitats
The Meat-Nut Plant is most commonly found growing near large bodies of fresh water. Any body of fresh water will do, even if it is fast moving.