Feven's Land Plants


Feven's varying landscapes offer a spectacular array of visual delights for the viewer.

Land plants grow in an amazing array of colors. The most abundant land plant seen on Feven is the Purle Notris. Although fragile in nature, it possesses an amazing ability to adapt to intense temperature extremes. It makes its home in the marshes. The Purle Notris is an eye-catchingly beautiful plant. Note the shimmery white pollen that will be carried by the wind to other fertile soil. The Purle Notris may release as many as ten thousand pollen granuales in a single season. it blooms in bountiful sunlight and requires a substantial water supply. It is also able to adapt to more moderate climates. Its green leaves absorb sunlight which is processed through photosynthesis. The pollen is slightly sticky and will adhere to most substances, allowing it a greater probability of fertilizing a flower. The average life cycle of the Purle Notris is approximately five years.

Above is a view of vegetation, typical of the mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere.

A flower similar to Earth's orchid, the Corelia, is seen in this picture.

Here is another sample of wild vegetation as found in Feven's milder latitudes.

The Gingko Biloba, or the Sun Plant is a large deciduous plant that can grow in virtually any warm climate. Its leaves have a distinct green and red coloring growing out of a large main root with a complex root system beneath the ground. The Sun Plant is able to survive in most warm climates because of the special mixture of green and red leaves. The green parts of the leaves contain chlorophyll which allow the tree to generate its own food for energy. The chlorophyll converts the ultraviolet light from the sun into a usable form of energy for the plant. Further, the red parts of the leaves contain a special enzyme in its cells tht allow the leaves to convert infrared radiation from the sun into food for the plant. The main deterent for this plant's survival is cold weather. Temperatures below 300C will retard the production of energy for the plant and cause it to perish. The Sun Plant reproduces through the pollination of its flower parts. The pollination process produces seeds which are transported by wind and animals, to grounds that are suitable for the germination of these seeds. With proper energy from the sun and water, the seeds will soon begin to develop, and within five years, the plants will reach the average height of one meter. The largest Sun Plant has been recorded at two meters tall and four meters wide. Like most organisms, the Sun Plant has a special defense mechanism to protect itself against most animals eating its leaves. The plant emits a chemical from its leaves that reacts with acids in the stomachs of many animals that causes these animals to become ill, sometimes causing death for the animal. For this reason, most animals have learned not to eat the leaves of the Sun Plant.

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