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Q&A What organs or modification needed to have tree that gain energy from lightning or electricity?

As the title: I want to know what kind of organs or modifications need for plants like tree to gain energy from lightning or electricity (and still fine or safe or alive of course). Since I have a...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Water & Nutrient Cycle of an upside down forest

This is a follow up question to Sky of Earth and Seas of Sky I have a medieval fantasy setting where people live in a vast expanse of giant caves contained in a sort of giant Stanford torus. This...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Nosajimiki - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Nosajimiki - Reinstate Monica‭

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Q&A What would a thicker atmosphere do to plant growth/evolution?

I'm working on a concept for a habitable world with venus-like atmospheric pressures, where humans have settled onto huge tabletop mountains where the atmosphere isn't as crushing. This is a terraf...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DehLeprechaun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by DehLeprechaun‭

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Q&A Would Chemosynthetic plants have any reason to grow tall?

I have a planet too far away from its sun for photosynthesis to work well, so the plants use chemosynthesis. But since they don't use sunlight, would they have any reason to grow above ground? Some...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Chickenpeep Chickenpeep‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Chickenpeep Chickenpeep‭

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Q&A What adaptations would a tree need to survive an area with monthly fires?

Imagine a plain made of tall grass that sways in a gentle breeze. Everything is a deep green and there is a riot of life sprouting from the black ground. A few days later, the grasses turn brown an...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by chase leffers‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by chase leffers‭

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Q&A How can a rogue planet get energy for plants to use?

This rogue planet is a cold rocky world where liquid methane replaces water, hydrogen is used in place of oxygen, and a large moon. I was thinking the large moon would have a large tidal pull that...

8 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Chickenpeep Chickenpeep‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Chickenpeep Chickenpeep‭

Question planets flora energy
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Q&A When earth is filled to the brim with plant-life, can it cause a hyperoxic environment?

Say humans found a way to exponentially increase the capability of plants to grow. Is it possible for it to cause an environment that can cause oxygen toxicity in humans?

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by chaeltom‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by chaeltom‭

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Q&A How much energy would be needed for a sentient plant species

Let's say humanity is a type 1 civilization, ( essentially a civilization that can control there entire planet and harness its energy ), now let's also say humanity wants to make an intelligent spe...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by RotNDecay‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by RotNDecay‭

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Q&A What types of flora would flourish on a tidally-locked moon?

My world is a satellite of a gas giant. It has an atmosphere and is mostly covered by water (the percentage of water to its surface is somewhere in the high 80s-low 90s). Its rotation period is 28 ...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by HyrkanianBlade‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by HyrkanianBlade‭

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Q&A Why would a tree species grow very large in what is a very windy environment?

In my fictional world, the planet has some very strong winds that regularly blow across large areas of land. In this world, however, very large, tall trees grow (the reason for the size of the tree...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by bio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by bio‭

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Q&A Where can you find berries that eat people from the inside out?

My low-fantasy setting features the deadly plant known as the wormberry. It produces small berries of a bright-but-overall-undecided color, all of which contain a small, edible seed. They have two...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Clockwork Parzival‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Clockwork Parzival‭

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Q&A Could Long, Dense Walls of "Megamangroves" Deflect The Deadliest of Storms?

This is the world's tallest tree--the coast redwood. It can grow as high up as 115.5 meters. Any taller, and the transportation of water in its vascular tissues would not climb all the way. Bu...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Without powered greenhouses or trade, what's the coldest possible climate for a sustainable nation?

In a setting where an empire establishes an island colony far to the north, what is the coldest climate such a colony could sustainably survive were that empire to collapse and stop sending supply ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Mae‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mae‭

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Q&A Could a marine plant have a salt-filtration system for when plants suck up the sea-water (providing a source of fresh water?)?

In a world I want to make, sailors would travel at sea for many years, perhaps up to ten, on sail boats. Obviously, they'd normally be stricken by scurvy and such, but I was thinking of some kind o...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Topsy-Scurvy‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Topsy-Scurvy‭

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Q&A What modifications are needed to have tree that can create hurricane/cyclone around it?

I don't know much about hurricane/cyclone and how to created it (nor know the difference much, so bear with me if i make mistake), so I want to know what kind of plant organs or ability need to ach...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A What modifications are needed to have plants that can grow and survive in a world of sugar and sweetness?

What modification would a plant "” especially tree "” develop in a world where everything is made of sugar, caramel, cake, syrup, soda, etc.? Think of something like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factor...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Planet With Higher Atmospheric Pressure

Consider a planet with Earth like gravity but an atmosphere that is 10x what Earth has at sea level (atmospheric composition is equivalent to Earth). If the vegetation is similar to Earth's, would ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user92101‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user92101‭

Question atmosphere flora
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Q&A How to explain a planet around a K-Type star with Orange/Red/Purple plants?

Basically, in a sci-fi roleplaying group I am apart of, I have began to work on a long-standing human colony world. The tech-level is pretty much bog-standard sci-fi, and such, colonisation is poss...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by McGerridae‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by McGerridae‭

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Q&A How long would life on Earth survive without any animals?

In my story, all the fauna in the planet (basically Earth) has been instantly killed, leaving only flora and fungi. How long will it take before the effects start to show, and how long until all th...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by SuperYoshikong‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by SuperYoshikong‭

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Q&A Planting Trees in Outer Space

Say a group of people travel to a different planet where they have to wear spacesuits to live (because there's no oxygen and because of the atmosphere's density). What would happen if they planted ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user613‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user613‭

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Q&A Electrosynthetic Autotrophs

Photosynthesis has an abysmal efficiency with regards to converting solar energy into useful fuel for a plant, and I was wondering: 1) If it would be possible to engineer a plant to accept electri...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Algebraist‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Algebraist‭

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Q&A Is it possible to farm in a swamp?

In my world they live in a swamp similar to the Okeefenokee swamp in Georgia. My question is, would it be possible to farm certain plants like wild rice, milkweed, and lilypads in these conditions?...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by BloodyNightStalker‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by BloodyNightStalker‭

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Q&A Can a planet with blue glowing plants exist?

I have a planet where I want all plants to be blue and glowing. I was thinking that they could use something other than light for energy. I want the plants to always glow. The atmosphere is basical...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Vexxen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Vexxen‭

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Q&A what organs or modification needed to have plants that drink liquid blood?

so in my world the rivers and lakes (not sure about the sea yet) are made of blood that'll never dry up. The blood maybe fresh or not (I still haven't decided yet,probably both anyway) i also haven...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Can these climates/biomes exist near each other?

I am writing a story, in which I would like to have three locations within about a half hour to an hour driving distance (assuming population, road systems and automobiles on par with the contempor...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Matthew‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Matthew‭

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Q&A Could a forest grow near a salt flat?

In my world there's a salt flat like Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia (of different size if need be) (source) Is there a chance a medium- to large-sized forest could have grown naturally in the immedia...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Hankrecords‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Hankrecords‭

Question climate flora
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Q&A Quasi-creature plants

What is a quasi-creature plant? I define a quasi-creature plant as an organism that lives only through photosynthesis that moves with a speed in the same order of magnitude of that of an animal. ...

9 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Caridorc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Caridorc‭

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Q&A How much energy do plants produce?

Consider a magic system that follows the Eragon model; "doing it by magic takes just as much (biological) energy as doing it the mundane way". In Eragon, magical energy can be drawn from other liv...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Matthew‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Matthew‭

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Q&A Would glacier 'trees' be plausible?

The setting is in a region of a planet comparable to Earth's California in regards to location. The soil is extremely rich in nutrients and subsurface water. But for the past three million years th...

9 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by MintySoftboi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MintySoftboi‭

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Q&A Planet with only plant life?

Is it possible for there to be a planet where no animals, only plants existed? What evolutionary reasons would cause this, if possible?

12 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DT Cooper‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DT Cooper‭

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Q&A How to have hollows with complex plant and animal life on a planet

This is a slight continuation of my other post where I was trying to create realistic hollows with weather due to temperature changes due to bio minerals called Hearthstones. I was wondering if pla...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by anthony gutierrez‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by anthony gutierrez‭

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Q&A Question regarding plant based poison for a short story

For a story I'm writing, I'm looking for an undetectable plant based poison that if ingested in a miniscule amount, would make a ten year old boy sick: intrinsic muscle weakness, stunted growth, an...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by leslie wibberley‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by leslie wibberley‭

Question flora poisons
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Q&A Internal chemistry of a melon bomb

I am a giant, intelligent, fortress-like, plant-based organism, able to forge many structures, defenses and organisms from my flesh by altering my own DNA and rapidly growing new constructs wheneve...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cobbington‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cobbington‭

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Q&A Where do producers get nutrients in an airborne ecology?

So I'm designing a world where the air has its own ecosystem, separate from the one on the land, because sky whales are cool. However, I'm having trouble figuring out what the plants and other prod...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Jetscooters‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jetscooters‭

Question biology flora
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Q&A What modification would make literal fire trees be able to grow?

To help imagine it and my inspiration, it's basically similar to pictures from Abrahamic religions with burning trees like this one. They can't speak though, they are just trees or plants that are ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Tree Shape on a Tidally Locked World

I'm designing a tidally locked world around a red dwarf star. The habitable ring is an Earth analogue. The atmosphere and gravity are similar to Earth's, and we're going to pretend the wind is negl...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Zxyrra‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Zxyrra‭

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Q&A Would it be possible to survive on a world with only plants?

If you were air dropped onto another planet, where multi-cellular non-plant life did not evolve, could you survive on what was only around you? The planet in question is a clone of earth, in almost...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Greenie E. - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Greenie E. - Reinstate Monica‭

Question flora survival
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Q&A Futrinka street and the plausiblity of comfortably habitable giant-pumpkin houses

So, there was this pupet show about two characters, Mazsola and Tádé. They lived in a BIG pumpkin, that had been hollowed out and repurposed as a house. It looked something like this. Now, I k...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

Question flora engineering
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Q&A How tall could a fictional cactus species realistically grow?

I had an idea for a new world that included cactus forests, with cactuses the size of a giant sequoia. Is this realistic?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Jericho G.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jericho G.‭

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Q&A Bryophitic Plants in an Underwater Forest

By "bryophitic", I mean "non-vascular land plants", being the liverworts and the mosses. (Hornworts are comparative latecomers, so we won't be talking about them.) Without vascular tissues, these...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Mega fauna and flora on a super earth

I am working on a super-earth, about 1.5 more massive than Earth. On this planet, there's a large variety of megafauna and flora across the world. The biggest trees over there can grow to be 36 met...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Johnara‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Johnara‭

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Q&A Are continent wide forest fires possible?

The setting I have in mind is an Earth-similar planet which has most of its landmass covered in forests. A civil conflict on this planet ingnites forests fires, which then spread. I was wondering i...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by nayrmetria‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by nayrmetria‭

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Q&A Would 5 years be long enough for a small society to start producing a surplus of food?

Would a community of around 300 people be able to start producing plentiful food in ~5 years post a civil war and plague? They were an isolated quite wealthy community, in a sub-tropical area, mai...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Elfie‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Elfie‭

Question society flora farming
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Q&A Tall trees : atmospheric pressure

In my previous post, I asked about how tall trees could grow in my world. To be honest, I really need those trees to be huge for my storie, because a big part of the plot will be linked to those bi...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Emie‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Emie‭

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Q&A Hanging World - Trees

Scenario A civilization is living on an ancient super structure, they don't know much about it, they just live there and have lived there for as long as they know. For our current situation we can ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nymn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nymn‭

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Q&A How tall would animals, trees and "humans" grow on a planet with those characteristics?

I am working on a planet were life (trees, plants, food, animals, humans) would be bigger/taller than Earth. I have learned that oxygen level or gravity, for example, could help change the size of ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Emie‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Emie‭

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Q&A Designing flora: placing herbs

So I have noticed that most herbs come from the Mediterranean as confirmed by this site and those that do not often come from either actual Mediterranean climates or somewhat arid ones. So my ques...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nierninwa‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nierninwa‭

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Q&A Another Giant Tree Attempt

I want to propose a new method for tree growth to exceed the max of 120 or 130 meters restricted by Earth's gravity. I propose for the tree to rely very little on its base or roots. The living part...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Thalassan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Thalassan‭

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Q&A Environment/Ecosystem for a "Sunfall" colony

I've read a lot of posts about moons around large gas giants and I think I have fairly good idea about basics to them. I'm not super great with all the science parts myself but they give me lots of...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Nymn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nymn‭

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Q&A What would the flora and fauna be like on a planet with the most competition? The most violent planet

My setting has a lush rainforest planet, which houses some of the most feared animals in the galaxy. The abundance of food would make competition tougher and tougher over millions of years of adapt...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭