THE WATER PLANTS OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Water plants are seaweeds, reeds, floating plants, corals, sponges, and any other plant that grows on, in, or under the water. Throughout Caelereth there exists a large variety of those plants.

Overview. The following water plants have been recorded so far in the Compendium:

The Alinfa Lily

ALINFA LILY, THE
The Alinfa is a striking lily in shades of pink and purple which grows in shallow water throughout shaded, warm areas of Southern Sarvonia.
These water lilies grow on knee-high (to an elf) slim hollow stems. Two or three long lance-shaped leaves spring from the base of the stem, just below water level. The stalks and foliage range from a pale grayish-green to a dark olive shade. In spring the stems emerge from the water with the bulbous top protected by a grey sheath or husk. As the bud forms, the husk slowly splits and peels back to reveal the vivid young flower. Return to the top
 

AOMÁR ALGA, THE
The Aomár (plural Aomár as well) is an alga or seaweed plant that grows in many freshwater lakes and ponds throughout Sarvonia. It usually appears as a bluish-green clump clinging to rocks or walls in its habitat. Though it has no use to humans, this water plant is a vital part of the eco-system as countless fish, crabs, and other water animals ingest this alga as part of their main diet. However, many people find it to be a nuisance because once it enters a source of stagnant, fresh water, it is extremely difficult to get rid of. Return to the top
 

BLOODWEED, THE
Bloodweed has been the savior of many high-placed persons in Santharia, being a way to detect the lethal Krakenweed poison. Although not very commonly found, the plant is domesticated at several courts, so there won’t be a shortage of it.  Return to the top
 

CHI'IT, THE
Long green up to three peds tall reed like plant which grows in brackish to salty water near the beach, f.e. in the inner Herrings Bay near the beach, seaming the water edge, not allowing access to the water easily. When cut and processed it can be used to make mats out of it which last longer than the one out of the alth‘ho grass. Process further on it is the base for a very durable cloth. Often used by the Shendar. Return to the top
 

FIREWEED, THE ("PARIYA'S NET")
Fireweed (also known as "Pariya's Net"s, "Mermaria's Grace") is a brightly hued sea weed, native to the shores and seas of the continent of Aeruillin, making its home never farther than 10 peds from shore. These slimy plants are home to many of Aeruillin's sea-creatures and provide food, clothing and other goods to the people of this vast land.
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GUNTHREED PLANT, THE
A rare and valuable plant, the Gunthreed is a fairly large inhabitant of Nybelmarian riverbanks. It can grow to over two peds tall, and develop quite some mass. Prized for its medical applications, most noteworthy of these being the ability to soothe the mothers' pain at childbirth, the Gunthreed is at many places cultivated by the local inhabitants.  Return to the top
 

KRAKENWEED, THE
Krakenweed is a weed that grows in still rivers, lakes and swamps, but not in the sea or highly salt water. It feasts on the dissolved parts of decayed fish it has caught. Krakenweed catches the fish by paralyzing and killing it with the poison it has in the bulbs on the longer tentacles. When the fish is dead, it is drawn into a net of the smaller tentacles. The poison of the Krakenweed is lethal for any kind of living beings and is often used by assassins of the Templars of the Black Pearl. Return to the top
 

LÉMERTÍA, THE ("WATER VINE")
The Lémertía, more commonly known as "Water Vine" (also sometimes refered to as "Mer-hair"), can be found in most freshwater rivers throughout Sarvonia and even in parts of Nybelmar and some islands. The plant itself is usually a green or chartreuse shade, and grows in thin strands, like pieces of slimy hair. The Lémertía is part of the diet of many water creatures, including rivermaids, fish and insects, as well as some land creatures. Return to the top
 

The Lifereed

LIFEREED, THE
Lifereed (also "Life Reed" or "Mullog-Reed") is one of the most important plants for the mullogs. They use it to construct their humble huts and shacks, cut blowpipes and whistles from it and store the fruits for a food source for the winter. Lifereed is a common reed, that abundantly grows in rivers, swamps and lakes. Mullogs excel at finding the strongest and healthiest specimens to use. Return to the top
 

The Pondpad

PONDPAD, THE
The Pondpad is a well-known plant that grows mostly in slow-moving streams and waterways. Most recognize the plant by the circular pad that floats on top of the water. While generally these are quite small, between a palmspan to a fore, there are some rare varieties discovered to be up to three peds in diameter.
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SALT REED, THE ("PUÉR'ECHALONUÁ'")
The Salt Reed, as it is known to the Blue Druids, or "Puér’echalonuá" (Styrásh lit. “Salt Wood-Grass") is a variety of reed that grows in great numbers and creates a barrier at the mouth of the Liben river. This rare plant possesses the unique ability to filter the majority of salt out of saltwater bay as it flows into the river. As a result, the Liben is left fresh and made perfect for use as drinking water for the Injerín elves and the Kuglimz tribes. It is prized by the Arthryon elves for the salt that it collects, as they use this in their cooking, and also trade it to other tribes for an abundant profit.
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SAPPHIRE ANEMONE, THE
If one was to explore the reefs around the Scattersand Shoals, they would be almost guaranteed to see the tiny jewel-like Sapphire Anemone. A strange looking water plant, the Sapphire anemone is many shades of glittering blue, with dozens of tentacle-like appendages, rather than petals or leaves, which sway and dance with the current. As incredibly beautiful as they are, the most extraordinary thing to have been discovered about the Sapphire Anemone is not their appearance, but that, unlike most plants, it is not stationary. Various euxperi have shown that it can move from place to place as it wishes, making it one of the most intriguing plants to have been discovered to date.
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The Shadow Lily

SHADOW LILY, THE
Growing in the canopy-shaded ponds and lakes in the forests of mid-Sarvonia, the Shadow Lily (Styrásh "Aylás'maerín" or "Reflection Lily") has blossomed into the myth and superstition of many tribes and cultures. It gains its name not from its habitat in the twilight dimness of wooded waters, nor from the colour of its delicate petals, which rarely show in any hue but pure white; rather, its name comes from the peculiarity of its reflection in the waters, for instead of mirroring lovely white, the waters always reflect a flower of pure black.
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TYRSCARU, THE ("SEA LILY")
The Tyrscaru, or Sea-lily, is a plant that grows and floats in colder waters. This plant is extremely important to the human tribe of the Kasumarii of Cyhalloi, as it was the first poison-producer of which they mastered the use. The Tyrscaru appears above water as several white blossoms surrounded by leaves and green air bladders, with strands of the plant reaching down into the water. The bladders, when crushed, release a green cloud of what appears to be dye. This substance is actually a dangerous poison, which can sink through the skin, into the bloodstream, and from there works its way into the nervous system, causing (from small to large dosages) from a mild slowing of reflexes to paralysis to death. Return to the top
 

The Waterleaf

WATERLEAF, THE ("FALSE WATERSTAR")
The Waterleaf is a common waterplant of Southern Sarvonia with long, floating stalks and short leaves of various greens which grows in shallow, streaming, fresh water. It is used for dyeing and is referred to in some circles as the "Dyer's Green". Another common name for this plant is "Etherus’ Smirk", a reference to the medicinal properties of its stalk, which is an important ingredient in a remedy for acratia. As the waterleaf is easily confused with the waterstar - a plant associated with the Water Goddess Baveras - it is named "False Waterstar" also.
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The Waterstar

WATERSTAR, THE ("BAVERAS' GIFT")
This lovely waterplant with its white petals growing just over the surface and small green under water leaves is very common. It grows in big numbers in sweet water in rivers and lakes, in a slight variation in saltwater as well. Very huge patches are found on the open sea, looking like an island from afar when flowering. The Waterstar is dedicated to the Goddess of Water, Baveras, and seen as her favourite flower. A few medical usages, all connected with the water in some way, is reason for the other name it is known for, Baveras Gift. In rare cases it can be mistaken from a distance for the tyrscaru. From its berries, called Waterstar Berries or short Starberries, a very delicate, healthy, but expensive fruit paste is made.
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The Yealm Reed

YEALM REED, THE ("SEA LILY")
The Yealm (pronounced "YALM"), also known as Thatch Reed or the Common Water Reed, grows in swamps, coastal wetlands, and marshes across Sarvonia. It provides shelter for waterbirds and insects, cleanses the water, and is commonly used by humans for roofing material.
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 Date of last edit 13th Singing Bird 1672 a.S.

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