Creeping Chrysanthemum

Creeping Chrysanthemum
Species Number 52
Scientific Name Taraxacum rovinia
Family Chrysanthemum
Seeds Given 12
Treasure Value 7 Pokos
Min. Carriers 10
Max. Carriers 20
Above-ground Areas Awakening Wood, Wistful Wild
Underground Areas (Caves) Snagret Hole, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes
A Creeping Chrysanthemum imitating a Margaret, waiting to ambush its prey.
An innocent little Margaret flower. Can you tell the difference?

The Creeping Crysanthemum is a creature from Pikmin 2 that hides underground with only the upper part of it's body protruding. This makes it look almost exactly like a Margaret flower. Like the Burrowing Snagret, it will emerge to ambush its prey when the area above it is disturbed. However, although it may look dangerous, it is quite slow and clumsy. If you move out of the way when it tries to eat your Pikmin, it will accidentally attack itself and fall on its back, helpless for a few seconds. Either swarm it or toss Pikmin on rapidly to defeat it. If you attack it while it is upright, it will expand rapidly for a split second to knock off any latched-on Pikmin. It will then proceed to try and eat your Pikmin. Move out of the way again and repeat the process. If you use many Purple Pikmin, it is possible to defeat it before it even has a chance to get up and kill any Pikmin. Unlike with smaller enemies though, tossing Purple Pikmin will not stun it.

[edit] Olimar's Notes

"Like Pikmin, the Creeping Chrysanthemum is a member of a group of creatures with ambulatory root structures. This creature is known as a "mimic," but because it is actually a form of plant, this label is not entirely accurate. For unknown reasons, the creeping chrysanthemum's mimicry does not fool Pikmin, perhaps because they share a similar heritage. It relies on preying upon other creatures to provide sustenance, so it has no need of leaves for photosynthesis. Generally speaking, the role of plants in an ecosystem is as a producer species, and thus plants are generally found at the bottom of the food pyramid. However, on this strange planet the line between producer plants and consumer plants is blurred."

[edit] Louie's Notes

"When thinly sliced, this predator's sizable bulb makes a scrumptious pizza topping."

[edit] Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Creeping Chrysanthemum is a collectible trophy in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Its trophy description is:

"An enemy flower and a member of the chrysanthemum family that closely resembles the Margaret flower. This flower feeds on prey and, despite being a plant, performs no photosynthesis and exposes no leaves--just flowers on top. It usually stays underground with only its flowers exposed, waiting to jump out and attack. It also uses rootlike legs to walk around."

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