26 июля 2008 г.|
updated October 2000
Биология -> All The Plants of Pern
Citron || Comfrey ||
|| Coriander || Corn ||
|| Cottonwood tree || Creeper vine ||
Cress || Cucumber
Deal || Dragon's tongue
Ezob || Featherfern ||
|| Ferns || Fingeroots ||
Celery||Known location: Nabol|
<<||Cherries (I,H)||Growth form: Earth
Growth form: Large shrub or small
Uses: fruit (contains vitamin C). Used by Moreta as a hopeful preventative.
Outside Info: Info on Citron can be found at
|<<|| Comfrey (H)||
Known location: Fort hold|
Uses: medicinal herb, used for burns, coughs
Outside Info: Likes damp grasslands, river banks and woodlands. Oval, pointed leaf is marbled
with green and yellow. Flowers range from blue to pink to white, and bloom in spring. The plants
grow to 120cm. The leaf contains vitamins and minerals that speeds cell renewal of damaged muscles
and broken bones. The leaf tea aids inflamed, ulcerated digestive tracts and eases coughs. Leaf
poultice reduces swelling and bruising around sprains and arthritic joints. Comfrey speeds healing
of cuts, bruises, open sores, and eczema. Internal use of roots and large amounts of leaves should
be avoided. The leaf and root can be infused and added to a bath or lotion to soften skin. To make
an 'oil' for eczema and skin inflammations, cut clean, dry leaves into 1'' squares, put in clean,
dark jar, and store unopened for 2 years. Decant into small container.
|<<||Conifers||Known locations: Tillek, High
Growth form: herb|
Uses: medicinal and/or cooking herb
Outside Info: Grows to 20cm, flowers in summer. leaves are used in Mid Eastern and Asian
cuisine. Its mildly narcotic seeds are used in pickles, cakes, biscuits, pies, curries, and liquors.
The root is added to curries and the stem to beans and soups. It is a wine flavoring used by the
Greeks. The seed is mildly sedative, aids digestion, reduces flatulence and eases migraines. The
essential oil is made from the seeds, and is used in perfumes. It flavors medicine and toothpaste
and is added to massage oil for facial neuralgia and cramps.
<<||Corn (I)||Growth form: Earth corn|
Known locations: Paradise River hold
Outside Info: Corn can be made into vegetable oil and cornstarch. Cornstarch is used in
cosmetics, laundry starch, and as a base for suppositories. Corn silk is a stimulant, diuretic, and
is soothing, treats liver weakness and hypertension. A silk and bract poultice draws puss from
wounds. Empty cob treats bleeding, roots and leaves treat urinary difficulties.
|<<|| Cotton (I)||
Growth form: Terran cotton|
Known location: Fort hold, Boll, Southern
General habitat: sand + clay soil
Uses: made into thread, cotton velvet material, other materials
Outside Info: Seeds are pressed for edible oil, residual oil is used for stock food.
Gossypol, extracted from seed oil, has potential as a male contraceptive. Oil is antiviral,
antibacterial, and eases menstrual pain. Seed hairs are woven into fabric.
|<<||Cottonwood tree (I,H?)||
Earth cottonwood tree|
General habitat: open plains
Uses: Used by the colonists to break ground and provide shelter for oak and pine seedlings.
Outside Info: Cottonwood is a very weak-wooded tree, and branches may come down in heavy
Growth form: clinging
General habitat: grows from borders of grain field
Misc.: strangles crops. (wheat)
|<<||Cress||Known location: general area of
General habitat: streams by ocean where water freshens
Uses: edible, sweet with a tangy aftertaste.
Outside Info: Most likely the type of cress mentioned in Dragonsinger is watercress. It has
small white flowers in spring and summer, pungent compound leaves, with large terminal leaflet.
Popular in salads and soups. It is diuretic, an expectorant tonic for anemia, prevents scurvy,
cleanses the blood, and clears the skin. It is a folk treatment for tuberculosis and internal
Uses: used for burns|
Outside Info: Fresh slices give a cooling eye compress. The pressed seed oil is edible.
Pulped flesh is added to facial masks and sooths sunburn. leaves treat fever and intestinal flu.
Fruit is eaten raw, pickled, or cooked.
Deal||Growth form: tree|
Known location: Lemos
Misc.: grows quickly.
Dragon's tongue (N)||Growth form:
similar to Aloe|
Uses: for burns
Ezob (H)||Known location: near Fort hold|
Uses: medicinal herb, diaphoretic. Used for coughs.
Growth form: Fern(?)|
Known location: Fort hold, Southern
Uses: to relieve fever, used in tonic. Also used on runners.
a herb native to Pern. A febrifuge, mentioned in Moreta, Dragonlady of Pern,
it's never described, but numerous Earth plants have fever-reducing qualities,
though none are ferns. It is used in a tonic, on humans as well as on
runnerbeasts. This may be a misspelling of one of the common names of the Terran
Chrysanthemum parthenium: feverfew. Known locations for featherfern are Fort
Hold and Southern.
[submitted by Jennifer Quail].
|<<||Fellis Tree (N)||
Growth form: small,
branchy, drooping tree.|
Flowers: fragrant, pink (DragonQuest) yellow (Dragonlovers Guide) clustered blooms with
pointed petals. Has clusters of berry-like fruit.
Fruit: Fellis juice made from the fruit, which has though skins.
Known locations: Southern Weyr area, nerat, Telgar hold, Fort hold, Paradise River
hold (wild), Ruatha
Uses: dye (dyes wherhide a deep green), narcotic painkiller that can be addictive. Wood is
used to carve furniture.
Misc.: At Paradise river, Fellis trunks grow larger than 3 men could span with fingers
touching. Large enough amounts can be lethal. (Nerkila)
<<||Ferns||Growth form: Fern|
Known location: Southern Weyr
General habitat: tropical regions
Uses: improvised bedding
Fingeroots (carrots)||Known locations:
Fort hold, Nabol|
Flax (I)||Growth form: Earth flax|
Known location: Boll
Uses: fiber for weaving
Outside Info: stem yields durable fibers, used to make linen and twine. It has slender stems
with linear green leavs, flat blue flowers, and oily brown seeds. The mineral-rich seeds yield
cold-pressed oil for cooking and hot pressed linseed oil for artist's and industrial use. Seeds
contain soothing mucilage, oil contains fatty acids that reduces the risk of thrombosis and treats
nutritional deficiencies. Internal overdose may cause poisoning. The seeds can also be used in 'eye
pillows' to gently cool tired or sore eyes.