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(Ambrosia raskovnik)

24/?, unknown cause
Creator Nergali Other
Ambrosia raskovnik
Epoch/Generation 2/149
Habitat Mason Polar Beach, Mason Tundra
Size 10 cm Tall
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis, Opportunistic Parasite (Modular Gelatus, Network Stiltbulb)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Sexual, Airborne Spores

Replacing its ancestor, the gillower, the raskovnik has developed into a much more complex form of flora. The most prominent feature to be developed is a much more complex root structure has been developed, one not only capable of penetrating deep into the permafrost but into other flora as well. Should the penetrate into another flora, they'll begin to steal both nutrients and water, increasing the growth of the raskovnik while inhibiting that of the host. Should their roots come into contact with those of another of its kind, however, they'll exchange genetics, resulting in both raskovniks to produce genetically unique spores.

Spreading across Euminides Island, raskovniks tend to bunch about around the roots of the various stiltbulb species, as well as around modular gelatus. They release clouds of spores near the beginning of the warmer seasons of Mason, giving their young the best chance to not only survive but grow as fast as possible. They'll grow quickly within the relatively short period of warmth, digging down their roots deep and growing their multiple bulbs into the sky. Should they be eaten, they'll be able to regrow as long as their roots remain intact.