Snow Puff

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Snow Puff
(Cryoanthe polarpuffus)
Artwork of Snow Puff
Species is extant.
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Superfamily
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Rhagioanthia
Phoenocarpopsida
Phoenocarpales
Cryoanthacea
Cryoanthaceae
Cryoanthe
Cryoanthe polarpuffus
Week/Generation 9/57
Habitat Krakow Rocky, Glicker Alpine, Yokto Rocky, North Tundra, South Tundra
Size 20 cm Tall
Primary Mobility Sessile
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive (Stomata)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (Puffy Spores), Asexual (Split from Roots)

The snow puff evolved from the berry puff flower. It has evolved the ability to survive in very cold environments. Using a form of antifreeze, it can stay in bloom even in the winter, but it thrives in the summer when the ice melts. Thanks to the Glicker Mountain chain, it has spread from pole to pole on Glicker. It needs very little nutrients and can even stay dormant in ice and snow until it thaws. Like its ancestor, it has no problem in high altitudes either. Its puffy spores are what made it so successful. It no longer produces a berry, since few animals are around to eat it. As a result, it also no longer uses seeds. In its dormant state, it is only a lump of roots. If these break apart, it can grow back when there is enough light. In short, it thrives in cold harsh environments such as the tundra, alpine, and rocky areas. If it gets too warm, it will die.