Plant

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Plant is a creature type used for organisms that produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that have more or less rigid cell walls containing cellulose. This definition includes mosses, but excludes fungi. Sentient trees are classified as Treefolk. The Plant subtype was introduced relatively late. The first creature to bear the type was Utopia Tree in Invasion (though the Carnivorous Plant from The Dark and Singing Tree from Arabian Nights were later issued errata to become plants as well).

In the Grand Creature Type Update a lot of cards gained the additional Plant type. Note that while Wall of Blossoms and Tinder Wall now are Plant Walls, Wall of Wood is just a Wall. "Wood" is no longer alive, so it's no longer a Plant.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Svogthos, the Restless Tomb is a manland that can become a black and green Plant Zombie.
  • As printed, Jungle Patrol made Wood Wall tokens. When Wood was eliminated from the creature type list, the card was adjusted to make and sacrifice Plant Wall tokens. But this didn't really match with other cards that made unique tokens. Jungle Patrol therefore reverted to "Wall tokens named wood" and the tokens were no longer Plants. This decision was based on the original concept of Wood tokens: the Jungle Patrol has already chopped down some trees (thus creating wood), and can set them on fire (sacrificing them to create Red Mana).
  • Though Plant Elemental obviously became a Plant Elemental in the update, Aboroth, Barishi and Floral Spuzzem just became Elementals. Phytotitan is again an Plant Elemental.
  • The subtype of Urza's Power Plant is Power-Plant, not Plant.
  • Lichenthrope is both a Plant and a Fungus.
  • The Golgari guild of Ravnica features Mossdogs, Plant Hounds.[1]

Plant Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Plant Green Creature — Plant 0/1
Green Creature — Plant 0/2 Defender
Green Creature — Plant 1/1
Plant Wall
named Kelp
Blue Creature — Plant Wall 0/1 Defender
Plant Hydra
named Sprouting Phytohydra
Green Creature — Plant Hydra 0/2 Defender
Whenever Sprouting Phytohydra is dealt damage, you may put a token that's a copy of Sprouting Phytohydra onto the battlefield.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Trick Jarrett. (May 06, 2013.) "The Mossdog", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.