Cyreed

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The Cyreed is a much taller split of the Nomreed, so named due to its predominantly bright cyan coloration with notably little teal or azure.

The most notable feature of the cyreed is the proliferation of muscle-like tissue derived from its “heart”. Instead of being localized in one area, this tissue can now also be found in the bases of the leaves and in small quantities throughout the sporophore stalk. This new adaptation has allowed it to capitalize on a previously vacant niche within the nomweed family tree. The leaves are much bulkier, with an oval cross-section, and each have a single long spike on the end pointing perpendicular to the rest of the leaf. On the bottom of the leaves are numerous long, stiff hair-like structures. When these structures are touched by passing fauna, “muscles” in the leaf base contract, slamming the leaf towards the ground to hopefully impale the prey item. The leaf then lifts back up so it can absorb the nutrients from the prey. Hardly anything is wasted, with any retrievable hard structures being used to reinforce the spikes at the base and the leaf tips.

The Cyreed also has some reproductive changes compared to its ancestors. The “seeds” are now much larger and resemble blue cartoon coconuts. They function in much the same manner as well, being highly buoyant so that they can be carried to new locations by rivers and perhaps even across the sea. Though it moves slowly, the stalk is somewhat mobile, and can voluntarily alter its curvature to position the sporophore above water.