The purpleblades split from its ancestor. In addition to doubling in size, it has developed a woody base better keep itself steady in the ground. Its method of reproduction has changed. When the leaves of two purpleblades touch, reproductive spores are passed between them. They then grow sweet pink berries at the base of their leaves. These berries grow into more purpleblades after being passed through the digestive track of an herbivore. To allow herbivores easier access to the berries, the leaves have lost most of their spikiness. It has not been able to out-compete its ancestor and its relative, the quillblades, because of their hardiness and sharp leaves; however, it has become the new dominant flora in the Eastern Glicker grasslands.