As much as the animal world, Menidi'ath is home to a vast variety of flora. Here you can find a list of plants, flowers, herbs, fungi and more things that exist in the world. This list will be continually updated as the project develops.
BALBETH The Balbeth is a bittersweet fruit which grows naturally all over the Rakkhari commonwealth. It is widely used in everything from food and baking to tea and perfumes. Besides this, the fruit can also be used to produce a very good coloring substance for textiles.
BLACKHAND MUSHROOM If you ever find yourself injured and bleeding or poisoned in the wilderness, your last hope may be the blackhand mushroom, which, despite its foulness, may well save your life. Eating a piece of it slows all bleeding and purges your body, but it also puts you into a deep sleep - one from which you may never wak up. But if you do, you owe your thanks to the mushroom. Even though its ghastly taste will stay with your for the rest of your life...
BOILHAT This somewhat gross mushroom is generally unremarkable, being edible but not that well-tasting. What sets it apart though, is the odd boils that swell and pop during its growth. The slimey fluid inside these boils is excellent for treating wounds and prevent them from being infected. Whatever you do, though, do not put the slime in your mouth. Unless you need to purge something you ate the last few days...
(Concept by Linn Wilhelmsson)
CORPSESPROUT Corpsesprout is just as revolting as it sounds - this flower grows exclusively on dead bodies. As it grows, a sticky bulb takes shape and attracts nearby flies and insect that have gathered around the corpse. These insects then get stuck on the sticky bulb, and are slowly digested by the flower. But for those with a strong stomach, the inner parts of the bulb makes a filling, albeit somewhat disturbing meal.
DESERT ROSE A common flower in Javenna, which originally grew only in the harsh deserts. It has a slight scent reminiscent of cinnamon, and is often used for perfumes, as well as an aphrodisiac.
FAL NARN This infamous flower is beautiful - and deadly - enough to have given name to an entire nation. Its name means "the beguiling flower", a name that stems from its marvelous beauty which hides a lethal nature. Every single part of the flower is pure poison, even down to its pollen. Only the most masterful gardeners can grow them safely and keep them alive outside the wilderness, and owning one is a symbol of the highest status in Fal Narn.
OOZESHROOM Most call the oozeshroom a mushroom, though some wonder if it is not more of an animal, considering it's similarities to the floaters. Whatever the case is, these bulbous things pop up in the most unexpected places, attracting flies and other insects which it feeds off. While edible, most prefer to prepare it in one way or another, as the slimy, somewhat rubbery consistency makes for a rather unappealing meal...
PELILETH'S BLOOM This rare and beautiful plant grows mostly at higher altitudes, such as in the mountains. It gets its name from the berries, which only grow during spring and harvest. And when the moon Pelileth is full, these berries open up to reveal beautiful silver flowers, which glow in the moonlight. If the stamens of Pelileth's bloom are picked during this time, they can be made into a tea that can be used as a remedy against bloodflue.
(Concept by Irene Oliver Puerta)
REDCROWN This mushroom is a very efficient painkiller when dried, though it also causes pangs of nausea. But if you have to choose between suffering through a broken bone and borderline vomiting, the choice is usually a simple one...
REDSPIRE This plant is a rather rare find in the nothern parts of the Rakkhari commonwealth, and a bit more common in the southern parts. Sometimes, if you are lucky you can even find it in the Lenorian wilderness, spiring valiantly above the thicket. From its leaves you can make a delicious sweet tea, which also has a soothing effect.
SLEEPWEED This flower gets its name from the powder that has been made for centuries in folk medicine, which has a soothing effect and can be used against hysteria. Its leaves can also be used to produce a powerful sleeping poison, which is sometimes used during hunts. They are also known as "the warning bells", as these flowers usually grow in wet areas where the ground is treacherous.
(Contributed by Linn Wilhelmsson)
SOURTHORN These berries grow on bushes throughout the Rakkhari commonwealth, and are a long-time favorite used in baking, brewing and other types of food. They require some preparation, as the sharp thorns that protect the berries make it impossible to eat them directly. Once prepared, though, they offer a juice that is at first sharp and sour, but has a deliciously sweet aftertaste.
SPIDERWEB FUNGUS This odd, and somewhat eerie fungus can be found in the southern parts of the Rakkhari Commonwealth, usually in the most damp and dark places. It spreads out like a thin, yellow blanket over its surroundings, sometimes growing up to several meters in area. While inedible, it can be boiled to produce a strong glue, or even treated and strengthened so that it can be used as an actual net.
STONEGRAPES These colorful grapes are very hard to cultivate, as they are very particular about their environment. They mostly grow in and around the deserts of Javenna, where the whine produced from them is a very luxurious commodity. Because of the environment they grow in, the grapes themselves are very tough, meaning that any wanderer who come across them will be very disappointed if they try to eat them...
WANDERBLOOM These flowers, or rather their leaves, are a longtime favorite of wanderers. Chewing on them gives you a bit of extra energy, and dulls hunger enough to let you carry on a little bit longer. You should be careful however, because if you consume too much wanderbloom, you may well find yourself addicted to it...
WORMROOT There are few plants that look as vile as the wormroot, which despite it's name is not a root, but rather a growth on other trees and plants. Though it doesn't look very appetizing, it's quite rich in nourishment, making it a staple in foods across the Rakkhari commonwealth. It is somewhat difficult to cultivate deliberately, but is very common in the wild.
Copyright Zacharias Holmberg unless otherwise noted.