Anatomy & Morphology
This unique flower as proven to be an interesting specimen, the delicate bloom appears rose-like with a deep luminous heart. The blossom itself does indeed emit a soft orange glow that emanates a warming aura. And upon further study, the petals do not appear to retain their warming effect and it is indeed the stalk that calls form the effect. The stalk is like a gnarled, thorny vine bursting from the earth and sprouting vicious spikes and delicate leaves of crimson. While its interior is filled with a strong and stiff fiber. The Ember Blossom's roots run deep and far, interlacing with those of its neighboring flowers into a strange and interconnected web.
Genetics and Reproduction
The Ember Blossom does not appear to reproduce naturally, or at least I am unaware as to what method the devious sprout manages it. Though new plants have been known to be cultivated through clippings from adult specimens. Each blossom is in fact made up of countless flowers connected by gnarled stalks and a continuous and vast root system. It is in my experience that killing off even one of these plants is a near herculean task and I would, in fact, place this in the category of a virulent weed.
Growth Rate & Stages
I am unaware just how long these Blossoms take to create their greater rot systems. New stalks and flowers sprout from the ground every few weeks, farther and farther from the center of the network. The Ember Blossom does appear to enter a state of hibernation while the sun is in the sky, renewing with vigor upon the rising of the moon.
Ecology and Habitats
The Ember Blossom thrives in dark places, preferring the shady confines of a cave or overhang to the harsh side of the mountains of its native habitat. Studious explorers can find these plants in the many caves and crevices of the Throat of the World and particularly foolhardy explorers who venture into the Black Roads will find it thriving in the dark.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
It is my belief that this flower's unique symbiotic root system bestows upon it an eerie sense of movement in its surroundings. The luminous glow will wink out if someone walks to close but seems indifferent to simply sitting beside it.
- Scientific Name
- Sirab Âtrid