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A cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) affected by SCP-XXXX

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: MTF Xi-31 “Monsanto’s Harvester” is currently tasked with locating and containing wild instances of SCP-XXXX.

Seven Five instances of SCP-XXXX are currently housed in separated containment cells at Biosite-38. Following incidence XXXX-21/12/2009 cohousing of SCP-XXXX instances is strictly prohibited.

Instances of SCP-XXXX are to be supplied with a daily diet consisting of 20 kg of green waste and 9 l water.

Personnel entering SCP-XXXX’s containment cell are to wear clothes made purely from non-plant based fibers. Any objects made from plant-based materials (including jewelry containing amber) are to be discarded before entering the chamber.

UPDATE 31/12/2009: To prevent potential complications arising from interactions between SCP-XXXX-A and SCP-XXXX, all instances of SCP-XXXX have been relocated to Site-77.

Description: SCP-XXXX designates a species of vaguely humanoid herbivores that inhabit the woodlands of Eurasia and North America as well as the rainforests of South America1.

The body of SCP-XXXX is formed from a dark black wood, which is highly resistant to physical and chemical damage. When exposed to sunlight the wood gives off an intense smell of decomposition.

The “head” of SCP-XXXX is formed by two vine-like appendages, whose overall shape resembles that of a snake. These appendages are highly mobile and are capable of vocalization in an unknown language. While these “heads” generally act in a highly synchronous manner, they are observed to occasionally hiss and snatch at each other.

Genetic testing of samples taken from SCP-XXXX instances return results matching to a large variety of plant species, with each tested SCP-XXXX instance possessing a seemingly unique pattern. Around 7% of SCP-XXXX’s genome matches not to plants but to various species of the genus Capra (goat).

SCP-XXXX instances sustain themselves through a diet entirely composed of plants and plant-based materials, such as wood, leaves, and fruits. These materials are consumed through multiple mouth-shaped orifices located at various positions all over SCP-XXXX’s body. The feeding process of SCP-XXXX is highly ritualized, with the entities performing various rituals of varying complexity prior to any kind of food consumption (see Addendum 1 for further information).

The main anomalous property of SCP-XXXX is of the projection of an anomalous field, which causes highly increased growth rates in any plants or plant-derived materials within a varying distance from SCP-XXXX2. The exact size of this field is linked to the time of day as well as the moon phase, ranging from a minimum of a few millimeters at noon prior to a full moon to an observed maximum of 1,749 meters3 at midnight during a new moon.

Besides an increase in growth rate, the field projected by SCP-XXXX instances also induces a large number of mutations in plants affected by it. These mutations can range from simple color changes to full restructuring of the plant anatomy. In the case of plant-based materials such as wood, bast fibers or amber the field has been shown to cause new plant tissues to growth from the affected material.

Addendum 1: Experiment Log XXXX-M

Addendum 2: Incidence XXXX-21/12/2009

Addendum 3: Description of SCP-XXXX-A

Addendum 4: Document XXXX-TRCC-1

Addendum 5: Document XXXX-TRCC-2 "VERDANT"