A menace. That is what this plant is, your highness. I have personally endured it's sting and I have endured the results of that sting. I reccomend its complete destruction before mroe civilians fall ot its lethal sting.
Fever Weed is a common tall plant found in the woods ofon the island of named for long fever it induces in its victims. It is best kown for its highly poisonous leaves and medicinal applications.
The plant is considered a danger to the common people by theand is marked for extermination in the wild. As such the Governemnt has set up green houses where they can be kept without danger to untrained people. They are licenced to grow fever weed for medical use only.
Fever weed is a tall, 1 meter (3.2 feet), large plant with rounded green leaves and can be found in the woods all over Qujing Province. The plant has a short, 2 year, lifespan. Fever weed poisons people through the use of needle like thorns on the bottom of its leaves. These very fine almost hair like barbs are razor sharp and are coated in its poisonous sap. Contact will cause fever like symptoms within five hours and if left untreated the condition is lethal.
Fever Weed reproduces asexually by releasing its pollen into the wind and allowing them to be scattered wherer they may land, as such vast fields of the plant exist in more rural areas of Qujing Province.
Fever Weed was discovered in the recently colonized Qujing Province by Royal Botanist. She was also the first to discover the medicenal and poisonous nature of the plant. During one of her experiments she made skin contact with the plant and fell into a bad fever for weeks but luckily survived through the attentive care of the Royal House Physician.
If prepared well the plant can be used in various medicenal applications like the treatment of anxiety and a variety of related disorders if the flower of the plant is distilled into a Healing Tea. If prepared wrong, by using the green leaves, the tea will become a lethal poison. As such it is very popular with assassins and apothecaries alike.
The government of Qoshein has decreeed that the palnt poses a danger to the civilian population in the area and has started a campaign of extermination led by the Royal Army Corp of Engineers. The extermination is carried out by using fire to burn down whole fields of the plant.