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This article is about something that was for a period of time or is no longer in Club Penguin.
|Snowball Eating Plant|
The plant at smallest size.
|Scientific name||Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap)|
|Similar creatures||Other Flora|
The Snowball Eating Plant was a Venus fly trap parody in Club Penguin. It was featured at the Tree House during the Adventure Party, Island Adventure Party 2010, Island Adventure Party 2011 and 10th Anniversary Party.
The plant will consume any snowball thrown at it, and each 5th snowball makes it grow larger. The 25th snowball (after growing 4 times) makes the plant burp, and return to its original, smallest size.
The plant is maroon in color, with flattened teeth. In the real world, that would mean the plant is a herbivore, but in this plant's case, it is for capturing and retaining snowballs inside itself. The plant seems to have warm insides because it melts snowballs upon contact. It is an audible creature, making notable chomping sounds and its loud burp after reaching maximum growth.
Water is essential to its survival, and the plant depends on penguins for its existence. Its only source of liquid is via snowballs, considering it hangs in trees and lacks a root system. This key trait of the Snowball Eating Plant indicates a symbiotic relationship. The plant depends on penguins for its food (snowballs) and the penguins benefit from feeding the plant by having fun feeding it. The plant would probably not survive in the usual frigid climate of Club Penguin Island, though due to the tropical heatwave it flourished along with the other plants Rockhopper brought during the Adventure Party. It is probably either a young plant that sprouted late on the tree, or has roots on the ground but hasn't evolved to melt snow with its roots yet, which is unusual because it can melt snow in its mouth pretty fast.
In Layman's terms, it melts snow for food and relies upon penguins to provide the source.
- It is one of the fastest growing plants on the island.
- It is unknown how the plant manages to stay aloft in the trees when at maximum size, and why it does not propel itself downward, because of weight when letting out such loud and forceful belching.
- It may be a parody of the kite eating tree that was on Peanuts comics created by Charles M. Schulz.
- Its characteristic of eating snowballs might have something to do with photosynthesis, the process in which a plant uses water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide to make nutrients, because melted snowballs would be water.