Blue Longleaf

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Blue Longleaf
(Longus folium)
Blue Longleaf.jpg
23/148, Integrated into Glaalgaes
Creator NinthMusketeer Other


Week/Generation 23/147
Habitat Barlowe-Dixon Temperate Rainforest, Barlowe Temperate Woodland, Dixon Temperate Woodland, Barlowe Boreal, Dixon Boreal, Penumbra Boreal, Putspooza Boreal, Barlowe Chaparral, Dixon Chaparral, Barlowe Rocky, Dixon Rocky, Negative Rocky
Size 8 cm Wide
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual Leaf-Budding

Replacing it's ancestor after the Flattened Glasssprout and Reflectabsorb had evolved, the blue longleaf has adapted to using elongated leaves for photosynthesis. These leaves actually begin short, and grow longer over the course of the spring, summer, and fall, then blow away in the winter. At this point, both the leaves and the plant remain dormant, sprouting again in the spring. It continues to house beneficial microbes that fix nitrogen for the plant, and it has gotten larger as the topsoil has developed, causing it to break down tough rock deeper down, creating more soil.