Transit Point

by A.S.Webster

Native Life

Paper Tree

Paper Tree

Description
Height
10 Meters
Diameter
12 meters
Leaves
15 to 35 cm long, 15 to 40 cm wide. Toothed Simple Leaves that replenish throughout the warm seasons, turning pale orange in late fall.
Bark
Smooth silvery grey.
Flowers
Deep red brown catkins over 10 cm in length
Fruit
2 cm diameter nearly round. Reddish husk splitting into five sections during late fall.
Habitat
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Range
North Eastern Main Continent
Uses
Because of their size, the leaves of the paper tree are treated and used in lieu of paper.
Coldberry

Coldberry

Description
Height
0.75 Meters
Diameter
1 meter
Leaves
2 to 3 cm long, 1 to 2 cm wide. Simple Leaves that replenish throughout the warm seasons, turning deep red in late fall.
Bark
Smooth reddish brown.
Flowers
Small Pink. Five petals.
Fruit
0.5 cm diameter nearly round. Deep purple berries with small edible seeds.
Habitat
Along forest edges or in clearings.
Range
North Eastern Main Continent
Uses
Cold berries are an edible berry with a flavor similar to terran mint.
Basil

Basil

Description
Height
30 centimeters
Diameter
10 centimeters
Leaves
2 to 4 cm long, 3 to 6 cm wide. Toothed Simple Leaves that replenish throughout the warm seasons, turning pale orange in late fall.
Bark
Smooth silvery grey.
Flowers
Tiny yellow flowers set tightly against the stem at the base of the leaves.
Fruit
Hard black oblong seeds, approximately 1 mm long.
Habitat
Found in well drained soils. Shade tolerant.
Range
Northern main continent.
Uses
Highly pungent herb used to ward off insects and the reptilian hydes. No predation response in the plant.
Cat Shoot

Cat Shoot

Description
Height
2 meters
Diameter
10 centimeters
Leaves
1.5 to 2 meters long, 4 to 8 cm wide. Flat leaves with an edible starchy base.
Flowers
Tiny brown flowers set in a brush like head.
Fruit
Small seeds with a yellowish bristles allowing the seeds to be carried on the wind.
Habitat
Marshy areas with standing water. Cat shoot grows during spring and fall, going dormant during high summer and winter.
Range
Found throughout the southern continent.
Uses
The base is edible when harvested correctly. Predation response from the upper leaves, these need to be cut off first before the rest of the plant is used.