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The following is a partial list of fictional plants notable for appearing in works of fiction.
Adele: a giant carnivorous plant from the comedy film Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet (1977) by Oldřich Lipský
Aechmea asenionii: a giant bromeliad discovered in the jungles of Brazil, from the SF short story The Asenion Solution by Robert Silverberg. It has dark green leaves, an immense central black flower and emanates a strong odor of rotting flesh. (Note: Aechmea is a real genus of bromeliads).
Akarso: a plant characterized by almost oblong leaves. Its green and white stripes indicate the constant multiple condition of parallel active and dormant chlorophyll regions, from the Dune universe.
Alraune: a large flowering plant with a naked human female in the center of the bloom in the Castlevania series. It throws thorned roses and attacks with its roots.
Arctus Mandibus: a herbal curing plant from Dinotopia TV series
Black Mercy: a telepathic and parasitic flower that reads a victim's thoughts, and feeds their mind a convincing simulation of their greatest desire. Cut off from outside sensation, the victim dies, with the Black Mercy presumably feeding on the victim's body during this process. As seen in the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Man Who Has Everything".
Blister plants: oxygen supplying plants in the 'cave of death' on planet Lumen in Space Patrol TV series
Blood Grass: a plant from the game Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, native to the Planes of Oblivion and best known for its alchemical capability of granting 'invisibility' (i.e. 'Chameleon'.)
Blood Orchid: a rare flower found only in the jungles of Borneo that only blooms every seven years in the movie Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid. The plant supposedly grants longer life by allowing cells to reproduce far longer.
Bob (or Herbert): A tree growing on the head of the Super Mutant named Harold in the Fallout series of games. At the time of the events of Fallout 3, Bob had grown into a standard tree with Harold embedded in his bark. It is heavily insinuated by Harold that Bob is sentient.
Broxlorthian Squidflower: Carnivorous plant from The Time Wastelands of Tildor series that grasps and devours ravenous scavenger birds with its sharp tentacles.
Carnifern: a fictional plant species that can evolve into sentience in the video game SimEarth
Chamalla: plant from Battlestar Galactica (2004) TV series. The extract of chamalla is used as alternative medicine for a range of treatments, including cancer. It is viewed with much disdain from the medical community, and appears to be an ineffective treatment for cancer. A side effect from using chamalla appears to be that the user suffers from hallucinations or prescient visions.
Elowan: a race of plant-like creatures in Starflight computer game,
Eon Rose: a flower in the Warcraft Universe. Each of its five petals represent a colour of a dragon: Gold, Black, Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby.
Flaahgra: a boss character from Metroid Prime video game series which has an accelerated growth rate and wields massive scythes. Flaghraa can cause plant growth and spit acid.
Flossberry: a berry that looks like a small tangle of twirly green floss, and has a leaf. If the fruit is ripe, it turns teeth emerald green when used as floss. From the animated television series "Chowder"" on Cartoon Network.
Gingold: a rare tropical fruit from Yucatán in DC Comics. The gingold extract makes the user of it stretchier, and a Gingold soda pop was popular among Indian rubber men at circus sideshows. Ralph Dibny drank a concentrated elixir made from it to become the superhero called the Elongated Man.
Giraluna: a plant with paramimetic qualities, evident in its metallic seeds, or spherostills, on its corona, in Parallel Botany by Leo Lionni
G'Quan Eth: plant indigenous to the Narn homeworld, used as incense in religious ceremonies from Babylon 5 TV series. It is ritually burned as incense, and its seeds are a narcotic for Centauri when dropped in alcohol. The G'Quan Eth plant is "difficult to grow, expensive to transport, very expensive to own." Whether it affects other species in this way when in alcohol is not clear, but we know that Narn don't seem to use it as a recreational drug (Londo chides G'Kar for Narns "It's a shame you Narns waste them, burning them as incense") and that it is illegal to possess on B5 except in religious contexts. The plant is presumably named after Narn spiritual leader G'Quan.
Grippers: carnivorous plants from the Deltora Quest book series by Emily Rodda. They resemble toothed mouths growing in the ground, and are covered with cabbage like leaves which open up to let prey fall in when stepped on.
Happy plant: a weed which causes euphoric effects when ingested, from the Dinosaurs TV series
Heart's Desire: a flower which grants your heart's desire when ingested, from the My Little Pony TV series
Hybernia tree: a tree grown on Paradise Island from Wonder Woman TV series. The tree is the source of a drug that induced forgetfulness.
Metarex: a race of robotic plants from the Japanese anime Sonic X
Moon Disc: an ovoid, translucent plant which has partial telepathy, and can move on its own from Blake's 7 TV series. It grows only on the planet Zondar and is the source of Shadow, a highly addictive drug whose inevitable result is death.
Mushroom trees: the characteristic symbol of the LittleBigPlanet franchise. The plant itself appears several times in the games.
Night-blooming Mock Orchid: a 'homely' plant bearing a single flower that opens only once every forty years, under the light of the moon, blooms for a few seconds, then wilts. Grown by Mr. Wilson in the 1993 movie Dennis the Menace.
Nirnroot: a plant from the game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, makes a sound somewhat akin to chimes and emits a white glow.
Paopu Fruit: a star shaped fruit said to intertwine the fates of those who share it. it is from the Destiny Islands inKingdom Heartsvideo games series.
Papadalupapadipu: a plant whose pod cures the common cold immediately for men, in the sitcom Perfect Strangers. However, when women eat the plant, they grow a mustache and in two weeks suffer a relapse. The plant is said to grow on Mount Mypos on the Mediterranean Isle of Mypos, the fictional country of Balki Bartokomous.
Priphea Flowers: a beautiful flower from the Lufia series
Protoanthus: a plant similar to the first flowering plants which evolved in the Early Cretaceous period. It is a small shrub, similar in appearance to magnolia, with tiny white flowers. The name was made up for the Walking with Dinosaurs documentary series.
Rroamal: dangerous creeping parasite vine, from the novel Decision at Doona, by Anne McCaffrey
Rytt: vinelike carnivorous plant from the novel War Against the Rull by A. E. van Vogt
Sapient Pearwood: literally a sapient species of tree, found on the Counterweight Continent in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett
SapSac: an explosive parasitic plant that ignites when attacked as a means of defense from Metroid Prime video game series
Seedrians: a species of plants in Sonic X of which major character Cosmo is one; others have turned into the Metarex
Senzu Bean: in Dragonball Z, Senzu Beans are grown by Korin in Korin Tower. When eaten, the consumer's energy and physical health are restored to their fullest; the effects are typically almost instantaneous for the recipient
Snake vine: an odd-looking vine with dusky, variegated leaves hunkered around a stem that winds a stranglehold around nearby trees, eventually killing them from the Sword of Truth fantasy series by Terry Goodkind. It will bite at nearby creatures, leaving deadly toothlike thorns that burrow into their skin and eventually kill them. There is actually a plant commonly called by this name that is native to Australia. See Snake Vine
Solar Complexus Americanus: heat-generating plants imported from Venezuela. The Scandinavian botanist responsible for discovering these hot-air producers was none other than Professor Olaf Lipro (an anagram of April Fool). It was an April Fool's Day joke launched by Glasgow Herald in 1995.
Spitfire Tree: a tree from the tropical rainforests of Antarctica 100 million year from now in the documentary film The Future Is Wild. It has a stout trunk, frond-like leaves sprouting from single stalks and separate male and female flowers which cover the surface of the trunk.
Sser: a bush with red poisonous berries which smelled deceptively sweet, from the novel Decision at Doona, by Anne McCaffrey
Stage trees: trees from Larry Niven's Known Space setting, originally engineered by the Tnuctipun. Stage trees have a core of solid rocket fuel in their trunks that they ignite when mature to disperse their seeds. Particularly large stage trees are able to reach escape velocity and as a result have spread throughout the Milky Way galaxy in a form of panspermia.
Sukebind: plant with aphrodisiac properties, growing only on one farm in Sussex (UK) from Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. The Sukebind and the Triffid are unique as being the only fictional plants to have an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Tellurian: Energy-draining flowers created by Tellu of the Witches 5 from Sailor Moon
Tesla trees: large electrified trees from the planet Hyperion in Hyperion Cantos novels by Dan Simmons. They appear to store up electricity inside their body during certain seasons, releasing all of it in huge arcs of lightning from their crown, burning away all that was growing or walking near them and thus getting fertilizer.
Thunder Spud: Potato that explodes on impact.
Tirils: fictional plants from Parallel Botany by Leo Lionni. One species, Tirillus silvador, has the extraordinary ability to produce shrill, whistling sounds audible to two or three hundred meters.
Treeships: living trees that are propelled through space by ergs - "force field creatures" in Hyperion Cantos novels by Dan Simmons. The containment fields generated by the ergs around the tree keep its atmosphere intact.
Une: a small, weed like plant in the Castlevania series which generally only serves to slow the player momentarily.
Vines: crawling, carnivorous vines with acidic sap that release infectious spores and have the ability to mimic sounds and speech found in an isolated hill in the Mexican jungle from The Ruins (novel) by Scott Smith. The unnamed vines also appear in the film of the same name.
Vul nut vine: a re-annual plant which can begin to flower as much as eight years before being sown in Terry Pratchett's Discworld. The wine obtain from vul nut vine can give the drinker an insight into the future.
Whistling leaves: a plant easy to find as the large leaves have big holes that make a whistling noise (hence the plant's name) when the wind blows through them. The leaves contain a powerful diuretic. From the comic bookElfquest.
White Claudia: a plant that grows in lake or river banks from Silent Hill video game series. It has long, circular leaves and white flowers. The seeds are used to obtain a highly-addictive hallucinogenic drug.
Wildvine: a plant alien from Ben 10 animated TV series
Bubotuber: thick, black, slug-like plants that grow vertically out of the soil. It is normal for them to squirm and they are covered in pus-filled swellings. The pus appears to be acidic and will damage flesh when untreated, but if distilled it can be a useful potion ingredient.
Flitterbloom: a plant that superficially resembles a Devil's Snare but is non-violent.
Flutterby bush: a bush that quivers and shakes.
Gillyweed: when eaten, this plant causes the user to grow gills and webbed feet and fingers, and thus become able to breathe and swim underwater for approximately an hour, depending on whether the user is in fresh or salt water.
Mandrakes: tubers that look like babies when young. Their screams can kill when fully grown. A potion made from mature mandrakes can restore victims that have been Petrified. A different kind of Mandrake is a real plant. Whilst the Mandrake as it appears in the books and films is fictional, Rowling's description does reflect genuinely held beliefs about the Mandrake, in particular, the danger surrounding its screams. This led to the practice of using dogs to collect the mandrake, and the blocking of ears during collecting.
Mimbulus mimbletonia: a cactus with boils instead of spines; sprays foul-smelling goo in a large radius when poked.
Puffapod: a large pink pod filled with seeds; bursts into flower when dropped.
Screechsnap: a semi-sentient plant that wriggles and squeaks uncomfortably when given too much dragon dung manure.
Snargaluff: a dangerous man-eating carnivorous plant, deceptively taking shape of a dead tree stump when in passive condition; shoots out thorny vines to catch their prey. From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Venomous Tentacula: a species of magical plant that possess a series of dark red spiny tentacles; appears in PC video games as a Venus Flytrap with a tentacled base, later rendered like a flower with teeth inside the petals. A wizard comedian is known to have survived eating this plant on a bet, though he is still purple.
The Turkish little rude plant: a remarkably smutty piece of flora used by the Turks
Walking tree of Dahomey (Quercus nicholas parsonus): the legendary walking tree that can achieve speeds of up to 50 miles an hour, especially when it is in a hurry. There is movie footage from the late 1940s in which a walking tree actually sprints after a cheetah. Very funny, although the cheetah was subsequently quite rooted.
Plants in Pandora have evolved according to the characteristics of their environment, which has an atmosphere that is thicker than on Earth, with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide, xenon and hydrogen sulfide. Gravity is weaker in Pandora, thereby giving rise to gigantism. There is a strong magnetic field, causing plants to develop 'magnetotropism'. A particularly intriguing quality of flora and fauna in Pandora is their ability to communicate with each other. This is explained in the movie as a phenomenon called 'signal transduction', pertaining to how plants perceive a signal and respond to it.
Man-eating tree or Madagascar tree: a fictitious tree in the forests of Madagascar. There are stories of similar trees in the jungles of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. The tree is said to have a gray trunk and animated vine-like stems used to capture and kill humans and other large animals. Comparable plants are mentioned in tall tales and fiction.