2021 Peculiar Plants Challenge Entry Review

Update - World Anvil Short Lists

I'd like to thank everyone who supported me (and the other entrants) with your likes and comments. I'm so grateful and happy to say that I've achieved my stretch goal of making the short list for the "Regular League" entries, and I couldn't have done it without you all!


Also, now that the competition entry and share period has passed, you should also checkout Satrium's Stats Page if you're interested in that side of the challenge.
 

My Readings and (Extensive) Favourites

The following articles(i) are my favourite entries to the Peculiar Plants Competition. Don't be discouraged if you're not listed. I may not have gotten to your article (see below) and, even if I did, I'm just a nobody on the internet with personal preferences. F what I have to say - you create your work for you and your audience. As Janet and Dimi often say, "not all content is written for all audiences."

For equal representation, I've listed and linked each of the 183 valid(i) entries (and respective author profiles) at the end of this article.

Redacted Articles

I apologize to anyone who submit their entry between 22 March and the deadline on 10 April. Due to personal matters, I couldn't maintain my daily reading habit and peruse each entry as it was published. I tried my best to support everyone in the community during the share week (10 - 17 April) by revisiting and commenting, liking, and updating my list. I managed to comment on 104 articles (~150 read) before I needed to rest so, again, my sincere apologies to those I did not get to in time.

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Please permit me to plug my entry here since I excluded it from my favourites:
Digivine
Species | Jul 11, 2021


Novel Ideas


The Murderous Alyssenne Flowers by Amélie I. S. Debruyne
The special little flower that saves people FROM SEA MONSTERS but not each other. Also available in French!

  Devilweed by Tobias Linder
Non-fatal but deadly. Includes stats for the CD-10 RPG system!

  Flowering Alseas by Dani
Beware the whispers. Join Dani as she leads House Apis in the Anvilite Streamers Corps Game of Tomes: Tourney of Tales.

  Chitin Wheat by SK Kage
What happens when plant life isn't at the bottom of the food pyramid.

  Geertruudia by Tillerz
A plant that will really make and break you.

  Eden Sunrose by Sloqush
DO NOT STOP TO SMELL THESE F%&KING ROSES!

  Startree by M.J. Tremblay
Even the final frontier can feel like home.

  The Petrified Solshrums by Lumber38
Even plants can be gluttons.

  Behold a Pale Horse by R. Dylon Elder
Trust me, just read about this tree. I don't have a suitable quip. JUST READ IT!

  Stemine by Jared
Now you see me, now you *poof*.

  Sonosap Willow by Stormbril
Prove that you really do love the sound of vinyl.

  Cyreniat by Elias Redclaw
It won't take your breath away, it'll make it better.

  Mizarin Nightlight by Kefkejaco
It's a bird, no it's a plane, no it's a very complex and wonderfully illustrated tree!

  Bloombell by Heffé
This flower is music to your ears.

  Geode Coral by Ademal Jacklyn
The must have item for all your status symbology.

  Eftrassian by Hexingale
Strawberry people forever

  Mind-Shadowed Lotus by Qurilion
Are you dreaming? I know I am. Join me on this journey of the mind.


 

Cool Behaviours


Phoenix Bloom by Nico
An ever-changing flower with deep lore.

  Sun Tree by Shinwashi
An elm tree that could make even the harshest Canadian winter bearable.

  The Fossili by Viktor Brownstead
The dead shall rise.

  Penrose Fescue by BCGR_Wurth
The nourishing grass of war.

  Floating Blossom Tree by Starfarer Theta
Multifaceted trees that you'll never overwater.

  Potmaw by Bladeswillfall
Watch your step.

  Rumbo Tree by MrTyorel
This tree's fruit will really blow your mind.

  Ghost Snow, Aurelia Aurita by CasimirT
When it snows, go home!

  Ramblebark Tree by Dazzlinkat
Sometimes even nature wants to see the world.

  Drowning Lily by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
Aquaphobia, Claustrophobia, Nyctophobia, and Thanatophobia in one sinister package.

  A Vile Growth by Sodose
“From 30 feet away it looked like an ordinary plant. From 10 feet away it looked like something made to be seen from 30 feet away.”
-Raymond Chandler, The High Window(i)


  Chromebark by Dutrius
A metal tree in a pop world

  Kerilynth's Gore Vine by Candarin
Watch your step!

  Harpoon Cactus by drunkenpanda951
It's not only creatures in the desert that are thirsty.

  Hemalilia, "Bloody Nettle" by Regulus_Vaikyn
This plant will consume your attention.

  Earth Digger Cap by Syrox the Raven
Beware the watering hole surrounded by the mushrooms.


Interesting Uses


Lungmeithr by
The tree with the weight of the entire world on its shoulders.

  Royal Thistle by Maybe Stewart
More important to your health than apples!

  The Ravna Flower by Jake
The all-natural hand and toe warmer. #needit

  Memorilly by Endrise
The real forget-me-not.

  Bellekanian Fungus by MPoel
Don't waste your time casting fireballs at this one.

  Blood Wood by hughpierre
Season your food, strengthen your army, and make your machines all from one tree.

  Ceolwerac by LexiCon (WordiGirl)
This creation will leave you gasping and screaming like a little girl.

  Coast's Ablaze by JamesWoodwright
Note: Does not benefit those with severe sunburn, only posters.

  Ithriros by laewista
My new favourite brand of coffee. Ow! Ohhh that's why there's a "Warning: Contents Hot" label on the mug.

  Sweet Woof by Laria
Textiles here! Snacks here! Come get your textiles and snacks! 10 insects for a copper!



Excellent Societal Ties


Purple Ivy by Susanne Lamprecht
The semi-sentient vine for dark urban intrigue.

  New Warsaw's Hogweed by Kajetan Krakowiak-Świątnicki
The unpopular sunscreen additive.

  Paijez by Allie Hilleson
Little creatures that will make you feel the warm fuzzies.

  Queen Mab's Moonflower by Harlen Ogni
A very rare, attention grabbing flower.

  Porriha Coral by Isaac A. Thompson
Experience the calm of the sea.

  The Immortal Feyflower by
Beware the gremlins in the weeds.

  Blaswch Y Dŵr by Nicole
I'll take the tea customized for me!

  Edenbloom by RiverFang
No one-liner here, just a good read - so go READ IT!



Great Presentation/Images/Art


Golden Lotus by Lleij Schwartz
For all your sweet dream needs.

  Lyubitel {Larch Lover} by Gege Escriva
The tragic creeping plant. Complete with jelly recipe and hand-drawn art.

  Luna Flowers by Amelia Nite
Glowing flowers and werewolves. Watch it bloom in the embeded video (loud audio warning).

  Winter Jasmine by
Beautiful, hearty, and debilitating.

  Arcadian Dryad by Soulwing
The languageless yet multi-lingual progenitors of the Woodelves.

  Orubian Blood Walnut by TJ Trewin
A memorable bloody tree.

  Zare Masni by TC
I love this creation but, be wary, "you don't win friends with salad." (Homer & Bart Simpson).

  Crimson Haldi by Lethann Aeda
The fast acting, under the table "medicine".

  Temple Guardian by hcraven
Temples and museums have "Do Not Touch" signs for a reason - this is it.

  Lacipex Tree by Garrett Lewis
The heart of... well not the forest...

  Fuddle-Moss by Gilly-May Hartill
Better than Nitrous Oxide!

  Timeknot Rambling Mound by Jeruviel Stardust
What you need when you're feeling like the world you just built is garbage.

  A Void Flower by TheAngelicDevil
Look into my eyes then you will see.

  Brossal Sprouts by Jan Kaltenecker
The cutest little disaster you've ever seen <3

  Cloud Flowers by Chrispy_0
Their blooms are the most beautiful site that you hope you'll never see.

  Corpse Blossom by Matthew Lloyd
If In Flanders Fields was crossed with Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies.

  Ambrosia Fungi by Satrium
Totally fun and safe for the whole family!

  Ielipati Heartleaf Bush by Mihkel Rand
Be wary of anti-depressant dependence.

  Kengai Xedil by Galaxy38
Now, pour the tea.

  Kline by Catoblepon
When your favourite plant is always in the last place you look.

  Levin by Alex Griffiths
A big thunderclap for the shockingly great 3D art that really spices up this species.

  Loffia by O4
This plant is really lit.

  Hellfire Pine by E. Christopher Clark
Through the fire and the flames, tree-mix.

  Dødsskogen by Sai .
It hungers.

  Deadly Delight by Dragon
The scenery won't be the only thing changing when spring comes.

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All Entries

Every entry to the Peculiar Plants challenge is listed below in alphabetical order:


A


A Vile Growth by Sodose
A Voidflower by TheAngelicDevil
Alhoi Grass by HenryGray
Allurane by LinkMasterTime
Ambrosia Fungi by Satrium
Arcadian Dryad by Soulwing
Ashavas by Dolphin27



B


Behold A Pale Horse by R. Dylon Elder
Bellekanian Fungus by MPoel
Black Gum Tree by
Blaswch Y Dŵr by Nicole
Blight Wort by Olarae & Astaroth Arcaine
Blood Wood by hughpierre
Bloodberry Bush by Nathalia Books
Bloodwort by MordantRiki
Bloombell by Heffé
Bozyl by Melu
Braccka Plant by Oliver Vane
Brossal Sprouts by Jan Kaltenecker


C


Ceolwerac by LexiCon (WordiGirl)
Chitin Wheat by SK Kage
Chromebark by Dutrius
Cloud Flowers by Chrispy_0
Cloud Oaks by Pimenefusarund
Coast's Ablaze by JamesWoodwright
Commune Spores by Bog Gobbob
Corpse Blossom by Matthew Lloyd
Creeping Madness by invadersforever
Creeping Rosenthyme by Stephanie (she/her)
Crimson Haldi by Lethann Aeda
Cyreniat by Elias Redclaw


D


Dagdan Tree by inkflamewriter
Deadly Angel-Flower by Beanie
Deadly Delight by Dragon
Devilweed by Tobias Linder
Dheryggia by Harold
Digivine by Mark Laybolt
Dødsskogen by Sai .
Dreamsmary by EliKwake
Drowning Lily by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull







E


Earth Digger Cap by Syrox the Raven
Eden Sunrose by Sloqush
Edenbloom by RiverFang
Eftrassian by Hexingale
Eion by Ynar 'the builder of worlds'
Embrace Of Shadows by Robert Kane
Enerngent by Kaleb Clint
Enervated Ivy by Jacob Billings
Ethry - Plant by Ji-woo Mae
Ethynroot by Andrew Booth


F


Fairy Flower by SanctifiedSavage
Fever Weed by Wendy Ariana Crescent
Feywood by Jasne
Findore by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Floating Blossom Tree by Starfarer Theta
Flowering Alseas by Dani
Fluff-Trap Tree by JoeNoodle 99th
Frost Trees by Dagur
Frozen Lilies by Lady Grayish
Fuddle-Moss by Gilly-May Hartill
Fungal Horror by Jaime Buckley


G


Geertruudia by Tillerz
Geode Coral by Ademal Jacklyn
Ghost Snow, Aurelia Aurita by CasimirT
Giant Flying Tree by Melissa White
Giant's Step by Avalon Arcana
Glassvine by Tris (necromancertris)
Golden Lotus by Lleij Schwartz
Grengu: Smell-Plants by Benjamin B
Grey Globe Mushroom by C J Pyrah

















H


Hantsutile by cc7799
Harpoon Cactus by drunkenpanda951
Heart's Blood (Flower) by Tulcor
Hellfire Pine by E. Christopher Clark
Hemalilia, "Bloody Nettle" by Regulus_Vaikyn
Hobnut Tree by















I


Ielipati Heartleaf Bush by Mihkel Rand
Iesys by Eule
Ithriros by laewista


J


Jarletta's Rainbows / The Funky Flower by Thicc Shrek


K


Kengai Xedil by Galaxy38
Kerilynth's Gore Vine by Candarin
Kline by Catoblepon






L


Lacipex Tree by Garrett Lewis
Levin by Alex Griffiths
Lightwood Tree by Scott Weeks
Loffia by O4
Luna Flowers by Amelia Nite
Lungmeithr by
Lungroot by David Alexander
Lyubitel {Larch Lover} by Gege Escriva


M


Melody Tree by ArachCobra
Memorilly by Endrise
Mind-Shadowed Lotus by Qurilion
Mizarin Nightlight by Kefkejaco
Moon Lotus by wormie444
Moonfire by AP.
Moracae by E. Jones
Myridias Moss by Vertixico


N


Needlebloom by EKSeger
New Warsaw's Hogweed by Kajetan Krakowiak-Świątnicki
Nickel Bark by Jonathan Thompson
Night Prince by Nathaniel M. M
Ninchi by BookMaster4
Ntexnols Nidümch by Lillithwolf
Numbthorn by Michael Chandra







O


Orubian Blood Walnut by TJ Trewin
Osseus Moon by Prophecyn












P


Paijez by Allie Hilleson
Painted Bush by Zack Hopkins-DeMerchant
Penrose Fescue by BCGR_Wurth
Peppers by Adcheryl
Phoenix Bloom by Nico
Pilgrim's Plight by TheGreatBamboozler
Porriha Coral by Isaac A. Thompson
Port Silver by Alsampo
Potmaw by Bladeswillfall
Prina Via by Skylerher
Prore by TheDoctor292
Protodyafungalus by csgriese
Purple Ivy by Susanne Lamprecht
Pustuled Rose by Snake Venom


Q


Queen Mab's Moonflower by Harlen Ogni
Quwi - The Survivor Tree by Kahuna The Elder










R


Ramblebark Tree by Dazzlinkat
Raoxen Trees by Evan Arix Carbajal
Rea Thorns by Gamez (Dan)
Red Bloom Cactus by Loremaster Aemon
Reunion Lily by Esther
Rosa Marina by Luca Poddighe
Rotroot by James Slaven
Royal Thistle by Maybe Stewart
Rumbo Tree by MrTyorel




S


Sacrisi by E. Sands
Safetree by SilikG
Sarudu Tree by Jester%
Scythirs by FirelDakuraito
Sekwoyoday by Frankenstein790
Sentry Vine by --merlin--
Seruteii Ersiileii by X
Seven-Moon Snapdragons by Chris L
Sevia by Ilmaine
Shaderoot Tree by Thyralax
Shroomie by Spectral 42
Shukaka Ciru by Precious Edwards
Singer's Savior Or Cut-Me-Not by Pixelinguist
Smoke Moss by Charlotte S
Sol Flower by Kodi Davis
Sonosap Willow by Stormbril
Soul Strangler by Pouaseuille
Star Mushroom by Diane Morrison
Startree by M.J. Tremblay
Stemine by Jared
Sun Tree by Shinwashi
Sweet Air by Marc Zipper
Sweet Grass by Mutterwolf
Sweet Woof by Laria


T


Teleportation Rubber Tree by Muunokhoi
Temple Guardian by hcraven
The Dancing Tree by Molly Marjorie
The Fossili by Viktor Brownstead
The Immortal Feyflower by
The Mattress Grass by Simo
The Murderous Alyssenne Flowers by Amélie I. S. Debruyne
The Petrified Solshrums by Lumber38
The Ravna Flower by Jake
The River Ruby Reed by The World Forge
Thornies by Laurabones
Thunderclaw by MGatta
Ticklish Kelp by Sailing Ocelot
Timeknot Rambling Mound by Jeruviel Stardust
Titan Tree by Solstice
Tower Trees by William F. Edwards
Towering Watcher by Naelin
Treekin by Emperor Charles II
Trefolc by EMBlevins


U


Umahrra by Knightowl
Umpu Deraksi by Kathrin Janowski



V


Void Bloom by spacetrash


W


Walking Tree by Angela Biscup
Wanhala Healing Bush by Daniel Fox
Watchers Help by You may call me Tonky
Wind Touched Orb Vine by Urania
Winter Jasmine by
Wolf Grapes by ⚝Aydan Nightshade⚝
Wood Maidens by Lyraine Alei


Y


Yoldeik Forn by S.A le Blanc


Z


Zare Masni by TC

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Author's Notes


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10 Apr, 2021 20:02

DO NOT STOP TO SMELL THESE F%&KING ROSES!
  This description of my entry certainly put a smile on my face :D

Author of Cenorad ; a bleak-dark sandbox of creativity.
10 Apr, 2021 21:33

Glad I could make you laugh!

xtremepsy | Ölütanrı
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Sage Dylonishere123
R. Dylon Elder
10 Apr, 2021 23:48

O.O thanks so much! I appreciate such kind words!

Sage Jeruviel
Jeruviel Stardust
11 Apr, 2021 00:04

Aloha e Olutanri,   I just submitted my entry at the last minute (literally). It is called the TimeKnot and is viewable at: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/cry28s29word-saga-multiverse-jeruviel/a/timeknot-rambling-mound-species   Would you mind giving a gander and I can see if I make it into any of your categories? I love what you are doing with this page here by the way, thank you!!   Ke aloha, Jeruviel

11 Apr, 2021 16:06

Hi Jeruviel!   Thanks for commenting with your article. It appears that you may have missed the deadline (I'd suggest reaching out to someone on the Discord to see if you can get added to the list of entrants) but I did read/comment on your article. I'd add your article to my "great art" category but I couldn't tell if you were the artist (KyleTrueTrue) or had permission to use the piece based on how you've credited the image. If you let me know the details, I'll adjust accordingly!

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Sage Jeruviel
Jeruviel Stardust
11 Apr, 2021 20:02

I am awaiting the assistance of WA authorities to get added to the official entry list, but allegedly I am still in the running so far, we just need to talk first.   And yes I do have permission, I contracted and paid @KyleTrueTrue to create the art specifically by my instructions for this challenge ... I am super pleased with how it came out and highly recommend working with him.

11 Apr, 2021 21:06

Glad to hear you actually hired the artist for your article. I agree - it's incredibly well done. I've added your article both to my 'complete entry list' and the "great art" category!

xtremepsy | Ölütanrı
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Grandmaster Gillymaya
Gilly-May Hartill
12 Apr, 2021 19:17

Thanks so much for the mention, this challenge was a blast <3

Gilly Hartill   Fantasy world builder, aspiring author & lover of all things RPG.
13 Apr, 2021 14:29

Of course, great work deserves to be recognized!

xtremepsy | Ölütanrı
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14 Apr, 2021 14:39

This is so awesome that you are doing this, and I'm glad I could make it on one of your lists!


Come and join my Discord or check out my world! And While your at it, have a look at my Costume Challenge Article, don't forget to leave a like :)
14 Apr, 2021 15:02

Thanks for the support / appreciation Sodose. I find it very difficult to get visibility as new/amateur creator so I'm trying to help out the community in case they're in the same boat :)

xtremepsy | Ölütanrı
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14 Apr, 2021 15:37

You are INCREDIBLE.

14 Apr, 2021 15:40

Aww thanks Maybe <3

xtremepsy | Ölütanrı
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Eternal Sage Wordigirl
LexiCon (WordiGirl)
14 Apr, 2021 20:02

Thanks so much for featuring me! Glad you enjoyed my article. God bless you.

Have an exuberantly blessed day!!!
14 Apr, 2021 20:13

You're welcome! Have a great day :)

xtremepsy | Ölütanrı
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Eternal Sage AmélieIS
Amélie I. S. Debruyne
16 Apr, 2021 21:01

I really love the new descriptions you've added to all articles! And thanks for the effort you're making in reading and adding so many articles :D

Feel free to check my ship challenge article.
16 Apr, 2021 23:27

lol thank you Amelie!

xtremepsy | Ölütanrı
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17 Apr, 2021 01:47

Your intro/tidbit about Harpoon cactus just made my night. Thank you for that

Check out my Shipwright Challenge Entry The Rum Runner
17 Apr, 2021 14:58

You're welcome!

xtremepsy | Ölütanrı
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17 Apr, 2021 17:06

I love my Entry in the list made me laugh until I asked you to correct it! you should do these for all challenges.

17 Apr, 2021 20:10

I'm hoping to but, since it relies on me reading everyone's entry, I may not have the time to along with my day job and creating content. So hopefully people understand my limits and shortfalls. In the meantime, I'm happy you liked my one liners and I appreciate your appreciation that I've made this article in the first place!

xtremepsy | Ölütanrı
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