Transcript of Gielinor's flora - flowers
Marigolds produce small orange flowers, with feather-like leaves. These flowers produce a pungent scent that deters many common insect pests. However, due to producing a toxic chemical in the roots, marigolds should not be planted too close to certain crops. Along with repelling insects, marigolds will also repel small herbivores due to their dislike of the smell.
A woody evergreen with needle-like leaves. The name rosemary derives from old Sardominist[sic] texts where it is known as Rosmarinus. This roughly translates to sea-dew, likely due to the fact that rosemary thrives by the sea. Rosemary requires very little water it can withstand droughts for very lengthy periods. The leaves are often used to flavour foods, particularly meats. Rosemary sprigs are regularly used as a symbol of remembrance and are often thrown into the graves of fallen warriors.
Nasturtiums have bright orange flowers, and rounded, shield-shaped leaves. Producing a pungent odor, the name nasturtium literally translates to nose-twist. All parts of nasturtium are edible, including the flower which makes for an excellent addition to salads due to its slight peppery taste.
Woad[edit | edit source]
Woad produces an eye-catching display of golden flowers and has blade shaped, bluish leaves. Interestingly, woad is from the same family as the cabbage. Since ancient times, woad has been an important source of blue dye. However, it requires a great amount of skill to produce this dye. According to an expert on dyes from Draynor, the process requires lengthy fermentation of the leaves. However, if persistent, the dye produced is a splendid colour.
A woody vine with a large pink flower. Grown for its large tuberous root system, limpwurt is a useful ingredient in potions. Although not popularly consumed, it has an earthy pungent aroma and a very bitter flavour. It is most definitely an acquired taste. One group that appears to have acquired this taste are hobgoblins for they are often seen chewing on limpwurt roots.
A tall leafy floral stem that bears several fragrant white flowers. These sweet-smelling beauties take pride of place in any garden. Although magnificent, white lilies have a dark side. While reasonably harmless to humans, if ingested by a cat, the results are often fatal. The white lily symbolises chastity and virtue and as such, it has become a potent symbol among Saradomin worshipers. Some even believe that Sardomin[sic] himself created the lily to improve the crops of his most cherished followers.
Belladona[sic], sometimes known as cave nightshade, is a flowering plant that is closely related to tomatoes and potatoes. However, unlike them, every part of this plant is poisonous, with it reaching its peak deadliness just after flowering. The flowers are thankfully easily identifiable due to being bell-shaped, dull purple and faintly scented. Symptoms of belladonna poisoning include sensitivity to light, blurred vision, loss of balance, staggering, headaches, rash, confusion, hallucinations, delirium, and convulsions. Its only real use is in the production of poison.