Plants

Cing and Koral Flower

Renowned for their medicinal properties these flowers grow around the edges of Wyngrew society, they flower all year round but are most commonly seen sprouting throughout rainy seasons. 

But beware, the Koral flower, while far more potent in it's healing properties, is only harmless when used correctly. Usually only master light and earth magic healers are able to use this flower safely. Inexperienced magic users are warned away from its use, even in emergency situations. Its side effects are far worse than any healing chance it may have in inexperienced hands.

The flowers are both deceptively close in appearance. The Cing flower is harmless and helpful in any healers hands, the Koral flower while far more powerful holds a potent poison that is dangerous to ingest or have come into contact with open wounds. In fact, the use of healing magic along with the poison will worsen any injuries it touches. 

It is for this reason Cing flowers are usually the only ones grown in public gardens within the town, the Koral require a bit more searching, hidden away in the forest. They may however be found stored in medical facilities and healers homes (very clearly labelled). Wyngrew are taught a rhyme as soon as they are old enough to comprehend; 

"Black around white alright to use light, white around red you'll end up dead"

A simple phrase that has saved lives more than once.

Sararik Wildflower

Category: 

Plants
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

The Sararik is found abundant in fields everywhere. They grow like the weeds they are, but Wyngrew are quite okay with this, as they are high valued for their healing properties. Not in the flower itself, but for the stems and leaves. They contain a thick sap with active bacteria that acts as a natural antibiotic. When paired with magic, the plant can cure all sorts of non complicated woulds as well, such as scrapes, cuts, and scratches. Also helps to get rid of infections. The flower itself stinks and taste retched, leaving it unharmed by plant eaters. The flower is periwinkle most common, but can sometimes be seen in white as well.

Blecku Berry

Category: 

Plant
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

The berries of the Blecku Bush are very bitter, in contrast to their tangy blossoms.  If a wyngro makes the mistake of eating one, their tongue will be coated with a bitter tasting juice for several minutes after they eat it.  Eating several handfuls of Blecku berries is enough to make a wyngro sick, though usually the taste is off putting enough that they won't keep eating the berries.  The berry can be used medicinally as a headache remedy when mixed into a paste with Luster Fruit and Sararik leaves.

Tail Trail

Category: 

Plant
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

This weed loves to spread over the grassy hills around town.  It flowers year round, putting up long glittery stalks with puffy heads, not unlike a dandelion.  As fun as it is to go sprinting through a field of tail trails, it is far from recommended.  The tiny seeds fly up off of the stalk when disturbed, and as they fall down they hook onto fur, skin, clothing, and everything else.  They love to work their way into hard to reach places and make you itch.

Karmik Tree

Category: 

Plant
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:

These slow growing trees are only found deep in the woods, hidden away from civilization.  The swirling knots covering their bark are extremely reflective under moonlight and are easily mistaken for the eyes of a great monster.  Many believe this tree to have potent magical properties and will harvest its bark and sap for various purposes.  However one must be careful not to get too greedy, as bad things tend to happen to those who take too much from this tree.  More often than not, anything claiming to have Swirl Tree components contains its leaves, which are easy to take.  Anything else tends to be very expensive.

Hula Palm

Category: 

Plant

 

Location Found: 

South of Wynsiph

Description:

The hula palm, also known as the wild wiggler,  is found primarily in the swamps south of wynsiph.  It grows in dense groves, its curled trunk helping to choke out the competition.  It's broad leaves make a great shady place to rest under when visiting the beach, and its springy wood is popular for use in basket weaving.  When cut, its wood reveals itself to be a deep royal blue color, and can be soaked in water to make a lighter blue wood.  It's sap is sometimes harvested for use as ink, though such ink is rarely used in homes with wynglings as it can easily get a wyngro very sick if they consume it.  (It will also dye their mouth a very dark blue, so it's obvious what happened.)

Clover Tree

Category: 

Plant

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:
The clover tree, also known as the blue blooded tree dominates the coastline near wynsiph.  Its dense branches are wound so tightly around each other that only small animals are able to climb into them, making them a popular nesting spot for birds.  Their tiny leaves come in many shades, with the ones closer to the coast line being paler than the ones farther from it.  In the fall the leaves turn red and fall off to be replaced by tiny buds that bloom in the spring.  In the fall the leaves of this tree can be used to brew tea.  The fresher and redder the leaf, the bolder the taste of the tea.  

Floaty Fruit Tree

Category: 

Plant

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:

The trees of the floaty fruits aren't the tallest trees and only about twice as tall as an average bipedal Wyngro.
The fruits, that are also buoyant in water, grow on the end of the long tufts of leaves.

The color of the fruit depends on it's ripeness: The more red/purple it is the sweeter! Some prefer the sour/bitter taste of the green ones while others prefer the more sweeter versions or the in between ones.

Coatala Tails

Category: 

Plant

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:
The Emperor's Bloom (or more famously the "Coatala Tail") plant was originally discovered in the arid shrubland along the edge of the great desert by the Imperial Empire, and was in part what lead to their country's great wealth in the early years of its founding. The soft cotton the plants produce in bulk was a material that revolutionized the clothing and fashion industry. 
Unfortunately, the plants did not stay the Empire's cash cow for long. All it took was a few seeds being smuggled out and the plants were started being cultivated everywhere, flooding wyngrew towns and cities with a new, easy to grow harvest fabric source enjoyed by all​!

Boo's Bane

Category: 

Plant

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:

The flowering plant Boo's Bane is normally found in humid, tropical climates, but has recently found popularity in many gardens as a natural repellant to local Runeboos who would otherwise eat many avid gardeners' hard work in a single night. This is quite a hardy plant and doesn't take much work to cultivate. Its leaves have been found to have the curious effect of suppressing magic in wyngrew. This effect is largely useless to the general population, but it is put to use in prisons housing wyngrew with magical prowess that would not normally be able to be contained. It is advised that no part of this plant be consumed in any form, as the magic suppressing nature of it can make a wyngro very sick!

Assassins Ivy

Category: 

Plant
 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph
 

Description:

This slow growing vine gets its name from the blood red color of its leaves.  It is said to be found in places touched by darkness, and large groups of it are often associated with evil in legends.

Fungi

Stipple Shroom

Category: 

Fungi  

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:

This slime mold shoots up tasty sweet mushrooms every few days during the fall.  It's easy to find in the woods where it grows on old dead trees and makes a nice treat for those exploring the forest.  Wynglings like to dare each other to see who can eat the most of the super sour base of the fungus.

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

The top tastes sweet and almost sugary like a tangy fruit! Wynglings adore these! They can be eaten like berries! 
The bottoms are edible, but VERY sour. Wynglings love to watch each other make funny faces while trying to eat them. They are also weird and wiggly like spaghetti so the unusual texture can get you thrown off as well. 

Stacka Shroom

Category: 

Fungi  

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:
Known for growing ontop of one another, the Stacka Shroom likes to grow straight up from the forest floor, reaching for sunlight and dew. 
The top of each shroom will flower and then begin to sprout more additions. Wyngrew like to make contests of who can grow the tallest Stacka with the most shroom tops. (Although it's rare to find one with more than 6, Earth magic can help this little dude grow!)

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

The Stacka Shroom is a tastey mushroom with a robust taste. Some Wyngrew compare it to beef jerkey, seeing as it has a hardy, salty after-taste. Indeed it does go well as a side with many meaty dishes.  

Rubba Shroom

Category: 

Fungi 

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:
Rubba Mushrooms are a common edible mushroom that grows all over Wynsiph. You can pick them right out of the ground and eat them! 
They are named for their plastic, "rubbery" appearence. Quite adorable really. You can squish them like little clemintines!

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

Typical "nutty" mushroom flavor, perhapes a bit of a smokey after-taste. 
The texture is interesting-- like chewing on a cheese curd puffed up like a marshmallow. They "pop" when you bite down and Wynglings esspecially love this. 

Slumber Shroom

Category: 

Fungi  

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:

Slumber Shrooms are hard to find, hidden away in dark and damp areas.  When it rains they shoot up long thin stalks with sticky caps on them that make a nice snack.  The base of the fungus is bitter and chalky, and eating just a few of them can make a grown Wyngo fall fast asleep. It is not a sound sleep, however, and creates a feeling of great light-headedness upon awaking. This is why it's not recommended as a sleeping aid. Instead, Wyngrew have been known to use these to lull their enemies asleep. 

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

The caps of this mushroom taste like salted chocolate. Mmmmm.

Maple Doily Shroom

Category: 
Fungi 

Location Found: 
Wynsiph

Description:
Don't be fooled by the sweet smell of pancakes and maple syrup these dainty little shrooms give off-- they are not for eating!!Maple doily's are highly toxic when eaten raw. Eating them can cause brittle bones and weakness/shakiness for days. They can even be deadly in high, concentrated doses. Despite this, they can be used in medicine by an experienced plant healer. The doilies are left to soak in a bowl of water and Koral petals for a few days before the healer can fry them up and use them as medicine. The doilies are well worth the trouble, however, as they are one of the only things known to lessen the effects of, and sometimes even cure, Wrybone Disease! 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:
Doilies are incredibly bitter, with a very waxy texture. Both the taste and texture seem to linger in ones mouth for what feels like forever. Don't eat them!

Dribble Shroom

Category: 

Fungi  

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:
These Shrooms are not actually toxic, but they're very bitter and can cause upset stomachs. 

Instead, they are used in dyes because of the different colored goo this mushroom creates as it melts/rotts. You'll never know what color a Dribble will be until it starts to melt. It's a surprise! 
Wyngrew use them to dye wool and other fabrics. 

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

Flat out nasty. Do not eat!

Plumpersel Shroom

Category: 

Fungi  

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:

Plumpersels are unusual fungi that attach to the stem of certain trees. The stems are very hard to break and attach firmly to the base of the tree. However, it's very easy to bop the pink parasol top part off its stem. This fungi is almost more like a gourde than an actual mushroom, despite it not having any seeds. It has a hard, pumpkin-like skin that isn't very appealing to eat. Most Wyngrew use the juices inside for use in recipes. But it's a healthy plant you can eat in a pinch if you're wandering in the woods and starving. 
 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:
Like biting into a gourde. The insides have a hearty, savory flavor. Seems to be a "refined taste" as it's not very popular on its own unless used in cooking. 

Hinky Puffs

Category: 

Fungi  

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:
These Mushrooms are extremely pretty. They have a very vibrant neon glow to them after it rains. Apparently the glow has to do with the absorption of moisture. The glow can last days after its rained, and Wyngrew often follow these in dark forests to find their way. They can be used as make-shift lanterns in a pinch if you're lost and without a lantern!

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:
Unfortunately these guys are quite toxic and eating several can cause a Wyngro to go into cardiac arrest. Do not eat! (They almost create a stinging sensation if you bite into one)

Umbrella Shroom

Category: 
Fungi 

Location Found: 
Wynsiph

Description:
Buddees love this shroom! They use it both as cover and camouflage in the fall, when there is a growing shortage of fresh leaves to eat and hide under. 
In the rainy seasons, it's a common sight to see them huddled together under the fungi. 
Some Wyngrew like to put these decorative mushrooms in drinks on special occasions! They rinse off the spores, but keep everything else. It gives the drink a "fresh" taste.  
However, the spores on the underside of the umbrella can be dusted off and used while cooking. Wyngrew use them as condiments for various meals. Some say they taste especially good with puckoo meat!

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:
The stem itself tastes fresh and refreshing like a lime, while the spores themselves have an intense spice taste-- like garlic or chives. 

Boo Shroom

Category: 
Fungi 

Location Found: 
Wynsiph

Description:
The Boo Shroom is a sturdy fungi, growing atop dead tree stumps and branches. The shroom appears to help in the decay process of dead lumber. 

These adorable little mushrooms are often given to wynglings as pseudo-pets! Most commonly bought in small packaged "mini logs" where a single flower-like spore is planted and will grow with proper sunlight. While it appears to have an adorable spooky face, it doesnt actually require any care or supervision. Wynglings love watchen their little "babies" grow up. Unfortunately, due to the candy coloured nature of these shrooms, wynglings often mistake them for candy. That, paired with the fact that these little things sound like they're wheezing when squished, have led to many tears when a friend munches on their "beloved pet".

Sporicle Shroom

Category: 

Fungi  

 

Location Found: 

Wynsiph

 

Description:
These Fungi grow very high atop trees and are often collected for use as medical purposes. Highly discouraged to eat them, however, as they have effects of hallucination and are known to make Wyngrew act extremely funny. 
Some Wyngrew dare their friends to try them just to have fun watching them act weird. A common side-effect is the iris shrinking to pinpricks and baggy eyes. 
Wyngrew who have eaten the leaves of this shroom account for it inflicting acute paranoia, talking funny with fragmented sentences, or even forgetting who they are temporarily. Too much exposure to these effects can severely effect brain development and long term memory, so doctors are highly against this act of hooligan usage. 
Usually one use is enough to stop a Wyngro from ever wanting to eat them again, however, so it's not additive or abused too often. 
KEEP AWAY FROM WYNGLINGS.

 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:

Like wet tree bark. Not very good. Mostly consumed for the effects. 

Comparable tastes to real-life foods:
Boo Shrooms taste different depending on their age. They start off with a very nutty, cashew-like taste and the consistency of taffy, but as they grow they become sweeter and softer. A full sized Boo Shroom is like eating a candied, cashew flavoured cloud, yum! A very popular treat indeed!