This plant is native to Wanderer and looks very much like an Earth columnar cactus. It grows up to three metres high and a half metre in diameter. This plant has spines that are similar to the leaves of the dagger-weed in composition, but are usually only up to six centimetres long. The cactus is immensely strong when fully grown as it’s carapace and cell structures are loaded with metals and it is almost impossible to cut down without machinery.
The plant is also known as the “Miners Friend” – it has a massively deep and complex root system which means that the cactus can be tapped for water. The water is laced with all sorts of minerals and heavy metals and it is conjectured that it is the primary source of nutrients for the few animals that exist on Wanderer. It certainly is extremely palatable to the heavyworlders, who routinely grow domestic versions of the plant.