Rust Weed

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Rust Weed
(Sideropoa ferrous)
Main image of Rust Weed
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Information
CreatorIrinya Other
Week/Generation7/42
HabitatIttiz Swamp
Size8 cm Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis (Sunlight, Soil Nutrients - Especially Iron Oxide)
RespirationPassive (Stomata)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual (Suckering from roots)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta (info)
Rhagioanthia
Phoenopoopsida
Sideropoales
Sideropoaceae
Sideropoa
Sideropoa ferrous
Ancestor:Descendants:

The Ittiz Swamp is especially salty and during the dry months is quite arid, due to the fact that the river that feeds it flows through the desert. The rust weed developed to grow in these conditions and does so very well. This plant grows in small tangled tufts which hold water well during the dry seasons. To make itself more sturdy and hardy, the rust weed metabolizes iron oxide out of the ground and uses it to build internal iron structures. It also uses the oxide to coat the surfaces of its leaves and branches to prevent too much water from escaping due to osmosis. This coating gives it a reddish-purple coloration.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Gecoba Tree (class Phoenopoopsida)