Gielinor's flora - bushes

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Gielinor's flora - bushes is the second volume of the Gielinor's Flora series, detailing the various species of bushes in Gielinor. It can be found in a shelf next to Allanna in the Farming Guild.

The information found within the book is more often than not just flavour text, and does not reflect their properties or uses within the game itself.

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Redberries
Cadavaberries
Dwellberries
Jangerberries
Whiteberries
Poison Ivy

Redberries[edit | edit source]

This species is widely cultivated due to its unique taste. Once mature, the berries have an incredibly tart flavour. In order to be palatable, the berries must be cooked which causes them to lose much of their tartness and become sweeter. As such, the most common dish prepared is redberry pie, a delightful sweet treat with a unique tart hint. Legend has it that this pie was especially popular among the Imcando dwarves. Another use for redberries is in the creation of a potent red dye. Redberries are native to the Kingdom of Misthalin. However, due to their popularity, they can be found across the world.

Cadavaberries[edit | edit source]

Cadava is an old word which translates to corpse. The reason for this name is clear, as all parts of the bush are poisonous. The berries are by far the most toxic and if ingested they can cause stomach pain, vomiting, reduced heart rate, blurred vision and drowsiness. Thankfully, they are easily identifiable by their bright pink berries, so few accidents occur. These bushes are mainly found near Varrock and are not commonly found elsewhere due to the danger they pose. However, the berries do still have some limited uses as skilled apothecaries can use them to create cadava potions. These potions are used as powerful sleeping aids by those suffering from extreme insomnia.

Dwellberries[edit | edit source]

Dwellberries are native to Kandarin and are mainly found within McGrubor's Wood. Long thought to have curative properties, the people of Kandarin often hang the dried berries above their windows to prevent illness. In times of particularly virulent plagues, the berries are steamed to produce an oil. This oil is then sniffed through handkerchiefs by the richer or savvier citizens of Kandarin in order to prevent sickness.

Jangerberries[edit | edit source]

Jangerberries are sour and bitter tasting berries that originally come from the Feldip Hills. Their taste means that they are not overly popular to the citizens of Gielinor. However, what they lack in culinary expectations they make up for in their usefulness to warriors. This is because these berries can be used in various potions to improve one's prowess in battle.

Whiteberries[edit | edit source]

Native to the forests of Isafdar, these berries are uniquely adaptable as they generally prefer to act as a parasite on trees. However, with correct nutrients, they can still be grown independently by experienced farmers. They are primarily used in the creation of defensive potions. However, they do also have cultural significance around Wintumber. This is because they are used as a decoration under which lovers are expected to kiss.

Poison Ivy[edit | edit source]

As the name suggest, this plant is incredibly poisonous. Every part of it contains toxins that from a mere touch can cause an itchy, irritating, and sometimes painful rash that lasts for many days. The toxins that cause this rash are in abundance in their berries themselves. Because of this, they make an unquestionably gruesome weapon poison that is often used by less than honorable[sic] sellswords. Causing swelling, vomiting and fever, victims have described the experience as feeling like your blood is boiling within you.