Name: Young’s Bite
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Quick Facts:Edible plant with leaves that can be used as an inhibitor.
Native to: Northern Idalos
Locations: Grasslands throughout the world.
Appearance: Young’s Bite was discovered and classified in conjunction with Dogwalker by two colleagues. Somewhat ironically, the two each claimed to have found them both, and their relationship imitated that of the plants they had discovered. Each claimed one, naming it to spite the other. Young’s Bite is rumoured to have been a jab at a rather pronounced overbite.
This plant has a tall stem covered in tiny bristles. Tiny flowers bloom around the tip, usually a shade of purple or pink. Small, round leaves jut out in rings around the stem, a flat green colour. The stem is thick, nearly an inch in diameter, and can be peeled for the edible interior. It tastes rather bland, but can easily harvested in large numbers and contains a mouthful of fresh, portable water.
Habitat: It typically will grow in grasslands, clumped in areas of significant moisture. It is extremely common along riverbanks or lakes where it can get full sun. Like many plants, it has been grown for arcs in greenhouses around the world, mainly for their use as a flower. The use of their petals is not a well-known fact.
This plant has had an unending conflict with another plant, the Dogwalker. The Dogwalker originated on the East continent, near Athart, but due to travel, both have invaded the other’s territory. The Dogwalker relies heavily on moisture to grow, as does Young’s Bite, but the Dogwalker is a far more demanding plant. As such, Young's Bite was at a disadvantage as the roots of the Dogwalker secrete a fluid that kills this plant's own. As such, both flora are found in identical environments, but you will never find the two together.
Lifespan and Development: This plant relies on bees and other insects to carry its pollen, crossbreeding with nearby plants to make pinhead-sized seeds which float on the winds quite easily. It grows incredibly fast, from germination to fully grown within 30 trials. Once it has released its seeds, however, the plant withers and dies, losing both its edibility and the effect of the plant’s leaves.
Uses:The plant itself is a rather pretty flower, and has been grown around the world for usage in bouquets. The leaves have a more sinister ability when inhaled.
They must be either burnt over a fire or inhaled as a powder in order to be used as an inhibitor, and no one has been able to successfully combine ingredients to bypass this unfortunate drawback. Any poison or drug, once inhaled along with vaporized Young's Bite, will remain dormant in the bloodstream for up to a season.
During that time, if the subject is exposed to the fluid excreted from the roots of the Dogwalker, a chemical reaction takes place, and the chemical inhibited by the Young’s Bite activates. This allows poisonings and drug dosages to be activated long after being initially administered, or to stall the effects of a medicine, if needed.
Also, by burning Dogwalker's powdered body with the leaves of Young's Bite, a thick smoke is created that acts much like a laughing gas.
Abilities: Useful Reagent for poison and Medicine.