Shedding Wig Species in Yonderverse | World Anvil

Shedding Wig

Shedding wigs are a species of perennial woody plant endemic to the Unuth Red Desert on Osao. They are used to create mops, for cleaning surfaces and soaking up liquids.


Shedding wigs reach a height of roughly two metres. They are a woody plant, and their stems extend from the ground at different points and meet together about a metre off the ground. There, hundreds of tiny branches extend in all directions, with tiny hair-like leaves that grow extremely compactly.

Their leaves are conical, reaching a maximum width of half a millimetre. They grow to about ten centimetres, and clumps of a hundred sprout from a single branch ending. Their roots are very large and reach far down underground to the water table, due to a lack of water in the soil.

Distribution & Habitat

Shedding wigs are endemic to the Unuth Red Desert and any introduction into other locations has been unsuccessful. They are most common closer to the Zcarazas Plains in the south, where they grow closer to rivers and lakes. Bodies of water aren't exactly common in the Unuth Red Desert, but where there's water, there are shedding wigs.

Osao is a rocky planet in the Kurhira System, one of eleven. It is characterised by an entirely tropical climate, with average temperatures (Celsius) in the forties, year round.   Five continents make up the majority of dry land on Osao. These five continents are home to perplexing lifeforms, intriguing peoples, and gorgeous sceneries.


Shedding wigs are used to create mops. Their hollow, conical leaves are great at absorbing water, and when squeezed water is released, and so they have been used to create mops. These mops are very simple to make, and a single shedding wig can turn into ten or twelve mops.

6 metres
Average Height
2 metres
Geographic Distribution

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May 28, 2023 19:52 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

MOPS. I love it. I want twenty of them in my garden.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
May 28, 2023 20:46 by Mochi

note to self, make a character based off you that lives on Osao xD

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