This tall, slender plant has a large flowering bulb topping its brownish-green roots. Two large green leaves flank its flowering top, giving the appearance of a cobra’s hood. Its leaves are thin and have transparent blotches on them.
Environment temperate and cold forests
Organization solitary or patch (2–4)
Cobra flowers draw nutrients from sunlight, the soil, and water, but enjoy a diet of insects, rodents, animals, and even humanoids when available. The creatures can be found nesting in forests and often take up residence near small population areas where they can feed on humanoids who wander into their area. Many a child’s or adult’s disappearance can be attributed to a cobra flower.
When a cobra flower detects a living creature, it remains motionless until its prey is within 5 feet. It then spreads its leafy hood, opens its flowery bulb, and bites its prey, secreting acidic enzymes to break down and digest the victim.