Rust Weed

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Rust Weed
(Sideropoa ferrous)
Artwork of Rust Weed
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Irinya Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Rhagioanthia
Phoenopoopsida
Sideropoales
Sideropoaceae
Sideropoa
Sideropoa ferrous
Week/Generation 7/42
Habitat Ittiz Swamp
Size 8 cm Tall
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis (Sunlight, Soil Nutrients - Especially Iron Oxide)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual (Suckering from roots)


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)
  • Pilonoroot (class Phoenopoopsida)