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This tiny, unassuming tree is shaped like a miniature person, with branches for arms and roots for feet.

Petrifern CR 1/6

XP 65
N Diminutive plant
Init –1; Senses blindsight 30 ft.; Perception –2


AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (–1 Dex, +2 natural, +4 size)
hp 5 (1d8+1)
Fort +3, Ref –1, Will –2
Defensive Abilities toxic secretion; Immune plant traits


Speed 20 ft.
Space 1 ft.; Reach 0 ft.


Str 2, Dex 9, Con 13, Int —, Wis 6, Cha 9
Base Atk +0; CMB –5; CMD 1
SQ petrify


Petrify (Ex)

A petrifern can petrify itself as a standard action in order to defend itself from predators. When it does so, the petrifern's natural armor bonus to AC increases by 5, it gains resistance 10 to cold and fire, and it can take 20 on Stealth checks to appear as a sprout or fallen tree branch.

While petrified, the petrifern can't move or take any actions. A petrifern can remain petrified indefinitely, and can cease its petrification as a standard action.

Toxic Secretion (Ex)

Petriferns secrete a bitter toxin meant to make them distasteful to predators. Once per day when a creature touches a petrifern, the plant can release its toxin, causing the attacker to become sickened for 1d4 rounds if it fails a DC 11 Fortitude saving throw. The save DC is Constitution-based.