It may surprise you to know that this monster is based (loosely) on a real type of tree. A rare mutation in Sequoia sempervirens (the coast redwood) renders the tree unable to produce chlorophyll, resulting in an albino redwood. Albino redwoods have white or pale yellow needles, giving them a ghostly appearance in the forest. Unable to sustain themselves through photosynthesis, they become parasites, their root systems tapping into the xylem and phloem of other trees and leeching off their sweet, sweet sugars.
via WikimediaAlbino redwood needles
via WikimediaAn albino redwood in the wild
Of course, if you encounter one on the tabletop, you know what to do: axes, torches, etc.
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