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Winter Lily

Winter Lilies are one of the many plants that are dangerous or poisonous. Even if the plant is poisonous, people have found ways to use the plant which does not lead to death. The flower has a meaning that a herbalist gave which is "a flower after death," because of the flower being fragile like a human near death's door and the plant being one of the lethal flora around Gixíra. The plant is also used to say good bye to your loved ones when they are going somewhere far away.

Basic Information

Anatomy

The flowers of Winter Lilies are known for looking like white bells with an ocean blue lining on a stem going to tip down with two to three slender leaves that looks fragile. The reason why the flowers are bell shaped is that when they release poisonous pollen, the pollen will spread below the air instead of above. By doing that, most of the snow near where they grow is now marked as poisonous. There are multiple flowers connecting from the stem which makes them excrete more poisonous fumes. In addition to their anatomy, Winter Lilies have 2 to 3 long leaves that connects from the roots of the plant. Even if the plant is poisonous, people have found ways to use the plant which does not lead to death. A Winter Lily can regrow any parts on its structural body except for the roots. Which means that the plant isn't going to die unless you put it somewhere hotter or you are going to remove the roots of the plant.

Ecology and Habitats

Winter Lilies are mostly found on the top of mountains, vast planes of glaciers, and parts of tundras with thick snow. Winter lilies would grow in areas with little to no heat, so that is the reason why they grow on very high mountains or tundras which earned themselves the name "Winter Lily". They can also grow near frozen lakes which is one of a rare possibility, because the snow near frozen lakes are sometimes thin. If you put the flower somewhere warm even near a candle, it will wither away in a very fast pace.

Dietary Needs and Habits

While Winter Lilies still need water and sunlight, their diet contains snow. Because of the place they are mostly living on, they practically use snow as a water source, food source and their source for other minerals. They also eat the animal that died either from the animal being poisoned by this plant or something that caused it's death. The plant use their roots to eat the slowly decomposing animal, this is only manageable if the animal is near the roots of the plant.

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

While Winter Lilies are known for being poisonous, Herbalist conducted a research which resulted for the plant to be in perfumes. By doing it right, a Winter Lily can be utilized to make a powder that relieves stress and muscle pain. The ocean blue linings on the plant is also used to make a beautiful colored dye that people sometimes use for their houses and fabrics.
  People mostly use this plant in funerals due to it's meaning. The way the plant is used is they put it near the person who died, after the funeral each person will burn a flower one by one until it reaches the roots. They are burning the flowers which means 'have a beautiful afterlife.'

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Winter Lilies are known to be native only on the Vernal Continent's cold regions, because of the plant's need for the freezing temperature. While there are some batches of these types of flowers that has reached to other continents, it is still mostly found at Krōuha Tundra and at the peaks of Sífrera Mountains.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

A Winter Lily can sense their poison, so the plant sometimes use the poisonous pollen so they can sense other living things nearby. While they can use it to find information about living things, they can also use their leaves to gain knowledge about the temperature. It can sense if the temperature is rising or falling so that the plant can be ready if the place that they are living on is still safe for them or not anymore.

Dangers and Hazards

The poisonous pollen of Winter Lilies can float up to five yards, further more it gives the plant a big radius on their poison senses. While the poison doesn't kill you instantly, it can worsen over a long time. The more time you are exposed to the fumes, the more fast the poison can reach through your chest up to the point that you can't be cured in any ways. The average years you have when the symptoms have worsen is between three to six years. There are ways that your death can come slower, but you are permanently cannot be cured.

Diseases and Death

The first stage of the poison is that it gives you the Chronoberin Disease. It may stop on the first stage but if you keep continuing to go near these flowers, you can go on stage two to stage three of the poison. On the stage two of the poison, you may always feel very cold. While you feel cold, other people can't feel that you're cold which puts you into a difficult situation because other people can not help you unless you try to use magic which by any means you can't. The third phase of the poison is when the poison takes effect and becomes chronic poison.
  The Phases of the Poison:
First Phase - The first phase can take up to six months to permanent on the Chronoberin Disease. This can be the first phase on you or this might be the last phase you can go through. If you have this disease permanently, you cannot go on the second phase. This phase is also where the poison destroys some of the muscles of a person.
Second Phase - If the Chronoberin Disease is not permanently attached on your blood veins, it then starts to make you feel cold. While the disease is gone from you, you may feel very weak from using even a tiny bit of magic. This phase can take three months to a whole year before you can reach the last phase.
Third Phase - This is when the poison starts to move in your blood vessels to your heart. The poison will become a chronic disease when it reached to your heart. The time for it to reach your heart is a month to four months. While the time for it to be deadly is eight months to a year and a half.
Included Location(s)
Krōuha Tundra
Sífrera Mountains
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Genetic Descendants
Scientific Name
Lilium Nuvalis
Lifespan
7 - 10 years
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Average Height
8 inches

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