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Species - Flowercat by glitchedpuppet Species - Flowercat by glitchedpuppet
I hope to post at least one of these a day for the next week!
help from extyrannomon for some of the hybrids!

This is an open species for the new group, :iconfloraverse:!



Most common elements: Earth, Water, and Air. The flower present atop each Flowercat’s head has its own element, which usually (but not always) matches the Flowercat’s element.

Hereditary magic: Some magic is passed down from the parents, but the majority of it is passed down through flower hybridization. The environment also affects the Flowercats, which then affects their flowers even more, which eventually amplifies the noticeable elemental changes for the Flowercat. The flowers on their head contain genes for every previous flower in the Flowercat’s family line, and will sometimes result in a flower of an affinity completely unlike its Flowercat’s affinity, allowing for somewhat unorthodox elemental combinations.

Elemental weaknesses/resistances: The Flowercats themselves are not susceptible to any element in particular, but their flowers, and by proxy, they, can be. One example would be of a desert Flowercat possessing a succulent flower. The Flowercat could live in a damp, cold, rainy environment, as long as it took care to ensure the flower received proper care. If the flower were to grow ill as a result of that incompatible environment, the Flowercat could grow depressed, or start to lose its affinity for desert-like conditions, until it lost its flower entirely and grew a new, more compatible one.

Common locations: Flowercats are not native to Owel, but arrived in Dewclaw several dozens of generations ago, and is now considered to be their native homeland. Flowercats are curious, however, and can adjust to most climates, so it is not uncommon to spot them in any other part of Owel.

Climate preference: The Flowercats will generally live in areas most fitting and appropriate for their flowers. If their flower tolerates changes in weather well, they will usually choose any populated city of their liking, provided air pollution is not too high.

Sentience: Nearly all Flowercats are sentient. Rumors of wild, feral Flowercats do exist, but none have been credibly documented.

Language: Common, Plant

Trivia: Flowercats will react to changes in their environment more noticeably than most other races, and can often tell days in advance if abrupt weather changes are approaching. They have an ability to speak to sentient plants who may not otherwise be seen as sentient, and do so via a form of ESP. They can diagnose the condition of non-sentient plants, and are able to tell if plants are edible, poisonous, or medicinal. It is unknown what purpose the flower on their heads serves, as it does not seem to be vital to the Flowercat’s existence. Advanced magical research speculates that Flowercats seem to be very distantly related to the Undertakers in Void Forest and to several other feline races on Owel, but no link between Flowercats and other race has actually ever been found, and is the subject of academic debate in the Magic City.

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FancystacheArts Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  New Deviant
May I ask, what are affinities and is there an page of art you've done explaining them
ghost-hounds Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
woah i want one
SuperStar1990 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That Magic City that you've mentioned is also a name of a location that I've made!
Dancing-Kitten Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
claude looks like he doesnt know why hes here
Alaskatheweasle Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I loev teb look of theese they fit in naturally not lile ppl who just change the cats dur col and add a flower of its head e.e u did awesome in originally and awesomeness :3!
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your Manticore + Flowercat character is SO cute!  I want just to squish his cheeks and love on him.

Keep up the wonderful work!

I hope that you have a great and blessed day!
Chao11 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Omgosh these are so cute~!!! <3

I love these species! X3 
ScourgeXNazo2 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful species! I must make one! :dummy:
Moonbunniz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Would I have to join floraverse to make one of these cuties? :>
Tailzy-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So with this species you make your own flower then cat to go with it or base them around real flowers? :)
JinxX-000 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm making one! Very well done wow
Madylyne Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student General Artist
How much for a custom ??
Pomagraniteripples Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I have noticed your species and have a question, there is a group i am making it is a town That every store has its own species, and we could figure out one for yours, or you could be in the forest! It would advertise your species. Its a wip, and i understand if you say no, but i hope you say yes! Thank you for reading and have a nice day! :D (Big Grin) 
Kitsunefireball Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Heheh...their "ROOTS'

Queen-Eevee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love these omg <33 I need to make one aaa!
Can I make a wereFlowercat?(So they have a human and Flowercat form?)
alamagoozlum Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I believe she said something in an FAQ about there being absolutely no humans in the Floraverse, so I don't think that would be allowed. Sorry!
FelesUmbra Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What program did you use to draw these?
sacred2705 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This are my favorite species, to bad I stink at drawing cats.
shinyfeatherleader Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
can I do one even if i am not in the group please?
Mirror-Draco Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honestlycant react in any way besides: This is epic.
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww I really do adore these flower cat species they're all so cute ^^
Kitcon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I make one even if i'm not in the group...?
Yuki-R Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wondering if maybe i could use one of your WONDERFUL species as a fursona. (I would give you full credit for the species design, of course) but if you don't want to that's definitely alright! :iconblushuplz:
KittyAngel47 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
THESE R SO CUTE!! so... when it says "open species", can people use them? or d we have to buy them, or are they just not for sale? ;w;
furriKira Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is it possible to have a heritage of Flowercat + Hanged Man?
Rainiila Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So... Is it an open species? Do we have to join the group or what?
HobbaGobwin Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are absolutely adorable.  I really love your character designs.
PMD-EZorua Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Writer
Is the Yellow Flower Cat at the top Papaya?
KitsuneNoSeishin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long did they live? Just like people or longer?
Relicanthe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Love the vanguard-kitty :)
Pellyaris Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Well, that's a project that really deserves attention. The concepts are amazing. Great work!
KemonoApocalypse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have wanted. . . for years . . .to make a flowercat. . . I may actually cry. :iconhappytearsplz:
MarieDubois Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
These are so great! I was wondering where that character of yours came from! they are wonderful!
AtomicF0x Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just be careful. :iconzombidj: came up with the Locotik species but had to close it because things got waaayyy crazy with the fans and fan creations. Or so I've heard.
Dancing-Kitten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
Locotiks were a bit different though! DJ intended them to be a little bit personal from the beginning (i.e. she probably would not have been comfortable with people selling Locotik stuff, and seemed kind of hesitant to make them open to begin with.)

Floraverse is intended to be very open, and anything you come up with for it can be used by PK or anyone else in the group, which wasn't as true with Locotiks.
AtomicF0x Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dice-chan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Tabbloza Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love how the flower cat x fox bat has foxgloves on its head...
lovely work
Iuxury Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are soooooo cute !!
Spigos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love this species a lot :D I love how you put so much detail into all the different varieties =)
soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
ok nice
Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
God I so want to make a flowercat ; o ;
Teavian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Flowercats are really awesome, I do like how they can mix with other species, they produce some cool results!
nuvemallama Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Zephrine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lonewalker789 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I WANT ONE :iconmeowlaplz:
mew1lover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Artist
wow your imagination is wild!
TarriPup Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Filmographer
I was looking at my Flower Kitty self the other day and every time I see that, or the little comic I made of it, I wonder if I will see more of it from you - so this is a happy day. :meow:

Hmm.. so does the adaptablity of the flowercat reflect the flower, and if they find themselves in a new environment, the flower upon their heads could wither, and be replaced with a flower more suited to the new environment?
Does this also change the Flowercat him/herself in terms of element and/or personality?

I shall have to have Tarri-Kitty come visit sometime. :meow:
Annaliese-Shelly Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
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