The SCI‐FI‐I‐SPY Catalogue of All Known Types of Alien

Identification: chlorophyll‐rich reduced‐mobility intelligences

Variants: less sessile forms such as walking orchids, broccoli‐monsters, and tree‐people

Also Known As: Shrub‐rangers, Floronians, or Mars Flytraps

Origin: obviously Vegan

LOOKS: can be fairly good‐looking (and they smell fantastic) B
BRAINS: technically an intelligent life form, but you always have to bear in mind that they're, well, vegetables… 65
LETHALITY: they often have stings or snares, but can't handle a bazooka 0.025
CULTURE: subtle and elegant and carefully mown 92
HARDNESS: equivalent to quartz on the SF Mohs scale 7
TOKENISM: vegetable tokenism 64

Religion: Moreaunian Druidism

Wardrobe: a bowl or vase at most

Affiliated With: the ones with legs are allies of the Fellowship of Responsible Planetary Governments

Not Affiliated With: the Conciliary Ententicles – rootlets don't count

Not To Be Confused With: the Biospheroids, who do the whispering forest thing more subtly

Natural Predators: the Centauroids (what hypocrites)