From House of Hozz
Because of the concentration of fay dust in Faierie, the world has many strange and wonderful forms of life that would be impossible on earth. One distinct family of vegetation native to Faierie is the lidora family or "walking leaf". These plans have the ability to "wade" through the world's soft outer crust. Unlike normal vegetation, lidora plans do not produce there own nutrients and therefore feed off of other plans and animals. Breeds of lindora plants are known to be both herbivorous and carnivorous but very rarely both. The "root" system of the platn is actually its form of transportation and nutrients, it uses its roots to slowly pull itself through the earth and to search for either bugs or the roots of other plants. Its digestive system is very much like that of a jellyfish were its food is digested outside its body.
The most distinctive ability of the lindora plans is there ability to move. These plants are not intelligent however, they move solely on necessity to sustain life. Most of these plants follow distinct migration patterns and are known to travel in widely spread out groups. In the case of carnivores lindora they have been known to group together to either fend off predators or to consume a dead animal that they may chance upon, but otherwise keep a wide distance from each other. Lindora generally move at a speed of 1 1/2 to 2 meters per day but have been known to reach speeds of 7 meters per day for periods of a week.
Other than their methods of attaining nutrients and migration, lindora plants exhibit the same vegetative attributes as are common to the ecology of Faierie. Lindora are most active during the warm seasons and go dorment when exposed to long periods of cold. At the end of its life cycle, the lindora plans will stop there migration for 30 days and produce spore pods. After the 30 days the pods brake in an almost violent fashion, which results in a puff of pale colored dust. After the spores are released the plant dies.
Herbivorous lindora plants
This genus of lindora is the most common of the plants, also known as sphalin or leaf eater. While they share many of the same attributes as its carnivores cousin there are a few distinct differences.
sphalin only eat other vegetation: roots, fruit, or entire smaller plans such as groundcovers.
Carnivorous lindora plants
This genus of lindora, called malida dorana or blood roots, are far less common but pose much more of a threat. these plants almost always only eat animals, there are a few cases were malida dorana plants will eat fruits from other plants including the pods of other blood roots if they are too close together.
malida dorana eat mostly insects and other very small creatures but also feast on dead animals left behind such as scavengers. They also feed on the scavengers who get to the kill before they do.
The malida dorana found in the Garden of life however are much larger and are capable of consuming considerably larger creatures who live or feed from the Garden