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Common Name: Dryad, Nymph
Species: Homorosa carolinaesapiens
Physical Characteristics: A dryad, also known as a nymph or plantgirl, is a humanoid cross-species with a unique set of floral traits and physiology. The most immediately obvious difference between a dryad and a human woman is her skin color. Her skin pigment consists of varying shades of verdant green, from bright emerald to deep forest. Her skin is also covered with a series of vines over varying thicknesses, which wrap around their thighs, torsos, arms. These vines grow both into and out of her skin and muscles, and are as sensitive to touch as the rest of her body.
The thicker vines extend beyond the surface of her skin, cascading out and away from her, growing broad leaves in order to maximize sunlight exposure and facilitate photosynthesis. The majority of these vines extend to her sides and behind her, allowing her greater range of motion. Buds form on the ends of these vines, blooming into brilliant pink, purple, and red flowers, which allow her to reproduce. Smaller blooms often form on a dryad’s head, accentuating her physical beauty. Her vines also contain retractable venomous thorns, allowing the dryad to defend herself against predators and unwanted suitors alike.
A dryad’s nipples produce a sweet, nectar like substance, similar in consistency to breast milk, but with a distinct berry flavor. Dryad nectar is an extremely popular beverage due to its nutritional value and aphrodisiac properties. As with cowgirls, bottled nectar is quite popular, but most connoisseurs swear by suckling directly from her breast.
Unlike other cross-species, dryads are almost completely immobile, their legs and buttocks are firmly rooted to the ground, with the primary root system extending out of her rectum and into her former digestive tract. While the occasional dryad takes root laying prostrate on the ground, allowing additional roots growing out of her back, the typical dryad opts to bury the lower portion of her legs in the earth when she takes root, taking care to ensure that her vagina remains unobstructed. This lets her to sit upright, taking the appearance of a potted plant.
Upright dryads retain the use of their upper extremities and torsos, allowing them to engage in social interaction with humans, other dryads, and other cross species. Prostrate dryads tend to be less social, fully embracing their floral side. All dryads have extremely sensitive human sexual organs, and enjoy stimulation from male and female partners of both human and cross-species. Other than being green and free of pubic hair, a dryad’s human sexual organs are visibly identical to her human counterparts and responds to stimuli in the same manner.
Behavior: Despite their sedentary nature, dryads are highly social creatures, eager for companionship. Dryads are able to slip in and out of a semi-conscious state, allowing them to pass long periods of time without social and intellectual stimulation without succumbing to boredom and loneliness. Dryads are kind, considerate, though can be seen as flighty, despite their rooted existence.
Dryads tend to take root in groups, forming large orchards, sometimes containing dozens or hundreds of dryads. They stick to warmer climates, often taking root in or around human settlements for both protection and social interaction. Dryads are not picky when selecting sexual partners, and will copulate with just about any humanoid that approaches them. Due to the come and go nature of their sexual partners, sexual fidelity and monogamy is rare among dryads.
Like nagas and harpies, all dryads are female. Due to the nature of their anatomy and reproductive cycle, dryads must take root in close proximity to other dryads in order to bear seeds. Dryads will often entice humans with sexual favors in order to spread their seeds over a wider area. Once in a while, a pair of dryads that take root close enough to each other will engage in intimate physical and sexual contact with each other, sometimes at the expense of other potential partners.
Dryads, due to their anatomy and nutrition requirements, are exclusive nudists. Maximum skin and leaf exposure is essential for photosynthesis. Their immobility requires would be friends, lovers, and companions to visit the dryad at her plot or pot, which means that they are generally free from encounters with the more prude and puritanical members of society.
Dryads do not excrete much in the way of bodily waste, with the primary by-product of their metabolism being carbon dioxide. In the rare event that a dryad over-hydrates, she will urinate the excess as needed. Dryads in more arid climates will often take on excess water, excreting and reabsorbing it as needed.
Dryads cannot survive in cold climates. The few that live outside of tropical zones do so in climate-controlled green houses. Some dryads opt to take root in large pots, which can be moved as needed with the aid of other humanoid partners.
Dryads are sexually accommodating, initiating and accepting sexual encounters as needed. A dryad’s vagina is constantly lubricated, and while she enjoys foreplay as much as the next woman, she does not require it for intercourse. Dryads do not have children in the typical sense, although it is not unusual for a dryad’s biological daughter to take root close to her mother.
Nutrition: Dryads do not eat solid food. They are capable of ingesting and processing liquids, although they do not require oral sustenance at all. Dryads take in the majority of their nutrition through photosynthesis, which provides them with a caloric intake sufficient to remain exothermic and partially mobile.
Dryads absorb water and additional nutrients through their root system. While a dryad will grow roots from her feet, calves, thighs, buttocks, and another other skin that remains in contact with the ground for an extended period of time, the largest and most essential root emerges out of her digestive tract, extending from her anus deep into the ground. Damage to or destruction of this root can be lethal to a dryad, so special care must be taken when relocating a rooted dryad.
Dryads grow lethargic when preparing to bear fruit, diverting all of their nutrition and energy to growing her seed and preparing to give birth. Pregnant dryads require additional water and sunlight in order to form healthy seeds. Dyads retain the majority of their senses, except for that of smell. As a result, a pregnant dryad is more than happy to allow cowgirls and other cross-species to defecate and bury their droppings near her roots, providing her with nutrient-rich soil.
Reproductive Cycle: Dryads are unique among cross-species, in that they are fertilized by other dryads. When their flowers bloom, dryads fertilize each other, both through the wind and with the assistance of pollinating insects and animals. Their sexual encounters, while pleasurable, are completely irrelevant to their reproductive process. However, dryads are known to engage in a little quid pro quo, allowing humans to copulate with them in exchange for spreading a little pollen.
Once fertilized, the dryad will form a seed inside her uterus, then form her fruit around the seed. These fruits are quite large, about the size of a mango. Once the fruit is fully formed, the dryad’s uterus will contract, triggering labor. While strenuous, giving birth is a relatively easy and pleasurable experience for a dryad, many of which experience multiple orgasm while birthing their fruit.
Once the fruit emerges, the dryad must give it to either a human woman or a proxy in order to complete her reproductive cycle. Many dryads will befriend and romance human women in order to breed. These women will often assist their dryad partners in fruit bearing, immediately consuming the fruit once it emerges so that their dryad lover can plant her seed herself. In any case, once the fruit is out of her possession, the dryad’s part in the reproductive process is complete until she blooms again.
Dryads bloom approximately every twenty-eight days. A dryad has very little control over whether she becomes pregnant or not, with the wind and the good graces of other creatures having more say over her reproductive destiny than her own volition. Despite the obstacles, dryads are one of the fastest growing cross-species on the planet.
Taking Root: Taking root marks the beginning of a dryad’s life as a dryad. Unlike other cross-species, all dryads are born as human females. A human woman becomes a dryad by obtaining a dryad’s fruit and inserting the seed inside her anal cavity, allowing it to germinate inside her rectum and large intestine. While this may seem like a strange decision, many human women are eager to become dryads.
A dryad’s fruit is rich and flavorful, containing both a potent aphrodisiac similar to the one contained in her nectar, as well as a powerful muscle relaxant. The fruit’s juices are slippery rather than sticky, helping to lubricate the seed. After consuming the fruit, the woman, either by herself, or with a partner, places the seed at her sphincter, carefully pushing it inside. Once it is inserted deeply enough, the sphincter will close tightly around it, and the seed will emit a stimulant that will prevent bowel movement. Once the seed is inserted, it cannot be removed.
As the seed germinates, it both merges with and replaces the lower gastrointestinal tract. Her belly will swell as her new root system expands in her abdomen, giving her the appearance of a pregnant woman. Once the new dryad is ready to take root, she will be compelled by instinct to find a suitable plot and dig out a space for herself. Less athletically inclined dryads sometimes require assistance, lest they spend the rest of their lives on their backs.
Eventually, the formerly human women will experience the urge to defecate, and her first root will emerge from her anus, burrowing deep into the ground and immobilizing her. She will experience the first flood of water and nutrients as her new roots draw both into her former digestive tract.
The new dryad’s skin will turn green as chlorophyll floods her bloodstream. Other roots and vines will begin to grow, rising up out of her skin and muscle tissue. These vines will quickly extend out and away from her, forming large broad leaves to gather sunlight. Buds will grow on her head and vines, which will blossom once her reproductive system is prepared to bear fruit. Within a week, she will complete the transition from human to plant, both physically and psychologically.
Legal Status: Dryads do not have much in the way of legal concerns. With the exception of the plot of soil they take root in, dryads do not have possessions. They are very territorial with regard to their soil, taking an attempt to encroach on her earth as a threat on her life.
Because of this, property sales that involve dryad-occupied land much account for their presence. This is rarely an issue, with the exception of socially conservative humans that tend to view dryads and other cross-species as abominations. Tragedies have occurred where humans unknowingly purchased a dryad orchard, treating the poor plant women as little more than weeds. To avoid this, dryads typically take root on dryad-owned or dryad-sympathetic property.
The legal status of dryads varies on nationality. In some countries, dryads, like other humanoid cross-species, are considered full legal citizens with all the rights and responsibilities thereof. Some dryads opt to retain a degree of mobility, living in pots so that they can work and live in human society. Dryad teachers, musicians, and artists are surprisingly common.
In other countries, dryads are treated as little more than property, to be cultivated and disposed of at the whims of humans in more authoritarian states. Cross-species rights advocates are working tirelessly to safely and humanely relocate dryads in repressive nation-states.
Further Reading: Dryad Cultivation, The Monstergirl Encyclopedia, Caring for Your Nymph, The Most Delicate Flowers, Cross-Species Digest