by User: KalynaAnne
|Native to||Shattered Plains|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Only the buds at the very ends of the limbs of a prickletac shrub are actually alive. It is composed of a colony of tiny buds, each with a single retractable spine. Every new generation grows on top of the deceased generation below it. After a generation of prickletacs die, their remnants become stone-like, creating strong and inflexible limbs.
Prickletac spreads when a limb gets too heavy and breaks off. The living buds from the broken limb are scattered and form new plants.
Prickletac was inspired by barnacles and tree coral. 
page from Shallan's sketchbook
It has yet to be reviewed.