[[quoteright:215:[[Comicbook/SwampThing http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PlantPeople.jpeg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:215:The Swamp Thing and his wife, [[MulticoloredHair Abigail Arcane Holland]].]]

The Plant Person is a bridge between the Plant and Animal Kingdoms, being able to talk to plants (or at least understand them at an [[TheEmpath empathic level]]) and people alike. Their wisdom can be profound and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality alien]], coming as it does from a plant rather than animal (let alone human) point of view. Biologically, he or she is either a motile plant or a person with a lot of plant-like characteristics: they may be able to photosynthesize their own food, drink water from their feet, and even [[HealingFactor regrow severed limbs]]. If they lean more towards the animal, they probably still need to eat, but it may be "nutrients" or dirt rather than cheeseburgers (though they just might; hey, at least it [[ManEatingPlant isn't people]]).

They can usually claim without irony that they are "one with nature", living in forests and surrounded by life. They might be a mystical Dryad, a [[FreakLabAccident scientist who fell into a vat of chemicals]] ([[Comicbook/SwampThing or a mystical plant god who thinks he did]]), or a race of motile plants that just happens to look [[HumanAliens very human]] by accident, by [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith design]], or by ''[[EvilutionaryBiologist des]][[MixAndMatchCritters ign]]''. Despite generally having a human shape, they may or may not be able to casually pass for human. This is because they tend to have green or barky skin, leaves for hair and dress in {{Garden Garment}}s and/or plant-themed {{Clothing Appendage}}s. Interestingly, there is a big disparity between male and female plant people, as the page image shows. Perhaps stemming from the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology classical]] Dryad, plant people [[OneGenderRace tend to be women]], and ''very'' attractive ones at that. Men, on the other hand, take more after trees than humans.

In a story, they are usually a NatureHero, or at least have great value in nature. They may also be a hermit or sage that advises the heroes. In extremes, they may be a KnightTemplar of an eco terrorist... that can [[WhenTreesAttack call killer trees]] on a whim and [[GreenThumb snare you]] [[TentacleRope in vines]], all while making their [[TheLostWoods lost forest]] [[ClosedCircle inescapable.]]

Expect them to have FertileFeet, and feel the effects of deprivation when removed from natural environments for long. They usually function as a FisherKing in whatever area they inhabit; poisoning them or the forest has a reciprocal effect.

This trope has a number of subtypes relating to specific types and uses of plant-based intelligent creatures in media. To wit:
* MushroomMan: A humanoid (or at least intelligent being) based off of fungi. Fungi are not plants, but fiction still treats the two groups as interchangeable often enough for them to fit here.
* PlantAliens: Aliens that evolved or were created from plants rather than animals.
* PlantMooks: When the BigBad sends lots of Plant People to fight the protagonist.
* {{Treants}}: Large humanoid trees, often acting as wardens of nature and the wilderness.
* WiseTree: Intelligent, talking trees portrayed as wise and knowledgeable figures.

See also GreenThumb, WhenTreesAttack, ManEatingPlant, and NatureSpirit. For plant-animal hybrids see {{Planimal}}. Contrast BeastMan. Also, when Rule34 is invoked, expect the being to be called an "Alraune".




* The advertising of Green Giant frozen vegetables features the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqtkjEg5Tmk Jolly Green Giant, and his nephew, the Little Green Sprout]].
* One of the cast members in Advertising/{{Orangina}} are actual female plant people (bathing suits even!), though they only appear in one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bi3erz2Ek8 commercial]].

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
%%* ''Anime/GreenLegendRan.''
%%* The main character of ''Manga/VerdantLord''.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' has [[spoiler:Vash and Knives]] plus a few other nameless ones who mostly [[spoiler: are used to generate power. The nameless ones are humanoid in shape, but apparently are unable to communicate with normal humans]]. The term "Plant" in this context is far more likely to be an allusion to the concept of a "Power Plant" than an actual, biological plant. When one considers what most plants are used for and their nigh-supernatural abilities, this makes far more sense.
* Cheza from ''Anime/WolfsRain'' is humanoid but was born of a plant.
%%* The Druids from ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast''.
* [[spoiler: Count D]] from ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors''. [[spoiler: He tends to sprout vines when he's bleeding.]]
* Mandrakes from ''Manga/ThoseWhoHuntElves'' are tiny green elves with a rose-like flower and two leaves growing out of their heads. They sleep buried to the base of the flower in dirt. They also screech at you if you pick them.
* Zetsu from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[spoiler:At least the White half and a good part of Tobi's current and Madara's pre-death body were made from a non-sentient clone of [[GreenThumb the First Hokage]].]]
* Cosmo in ''Anime/SonicX.'' Her species is called "''Seed''rians" for a reason.
* Ayame and Momiji from Creator/OsamuTezuka's ''Lost World''. They are plants given intelligence through bioengineering and then grown into a humanoid shape in molds before being covered with artificial skin so as to pass for human. Another intelligent plant shows up in an early ''Manga/AstroBoy'' story, a tentacled flower piloting a MobileSuitHuman.
* ''Anime/DragonBall'' :
** It's only rarely mentioned, but Piccolo (and indeed, all Namekians) fit this Trope. (Seriously. Piccolo is a plant. It wasn't revealed until ''Anime/DragonballZ'' that Namekians gain most of their sustenance via photosynthesis, and only require water and sunlight to survive, although they are ''capable'' of eating actual food.)
** Saibamen are this in a in a sense, considering they grow from seeds in the ground.
* Mokuren Nagai from ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' have the ability to control plants to the extent that he even can become a tree/human hybrid.
* ''LightNovel/GargoyleOfTheYoshinagas'' has Osiris, who is initially just a plant made by a [[MadScientist mad alchemist]].
* Mamoru Onodera of ''Manga/DeadlineSummonner'' has an Alarune in his BattleHarem.
* Herb Moss in ''Secrets of Spring'' by Piers Anthony is a member of a genetically engineered plant race, one of three such sentient races on his planet.
* Kii from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is a dryad.
* Greenpeace Crolis from ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'', a genetically engineered prototype for a new race of humanity meant to replace the current one, who can not only survive in the poisonous environment of near-future Earth but help cleanse it. Has green skin due to her cells being a combination of plant and animal in order to photosynthesize.
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', Rena is a literal rose fairy, and several other fairies are associated with plants.

[[folder:Asian Animation]]
* The 2012 Chinese animated series ''Kodama'' [[http://www.iqiyi.com/dongman/20120925/111ed5cf2e73c692.html]] has humanoid plant spirits as a major element of the show. They can be powerful characters despite of their small size and cutesy appearance.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Green Man from ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', who was formed when the mage Simon Magnus accidentally melded with Earth's biosphere. He stands about fifty feet tall and [[ShoutOut bears more than a passing resemblance]] to Creator/AlanMoore.
* He appears very much an animal, but in some of his incarnations, Franchise/{{Superman}} has quite a few plant-like characteristics, up to and including drawing actual sustenance from the Sun, not from food. Occasionally he likes to [[Series/LoisAndClark pig out on junk for the taste, though.]]
* ComicBook/PoisonIvy from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is a borderline case, depending on the medium. When she first appeared in the comic books, she was merely a murderous seductress with a plant motif. Later on, she took on the persona of an "eco-terrorist" with a little mad scientist thrown in. In current comics continuity, Poison Ivy has been physiologically part-plant since The Floronic Man's initial experiments. Initially, she only had to ability to exude plant-based poisons from her own body and was immune to all poisons. Through the years, she has developed the ability to control plants (size, shape and movement and, occasionally, behavior if one of her hybrids has a level of sentience) and her physiology has changed dramatically so that she now resembles a plant, down to the fact that her costume, once a leafy one-piece bathing suit, now consists of her own leaves]] arranged in an acceptable fashion on her body. She exhibits more or less plant-like qualities depending on the artist, but these qualities are generally constant. In ''Comicbook/SwampThing'', she is described as having a link to a mystical/elemental being called "The May Queen", but this is rarely mentioned. A link to a force (much like the Speed Force in Franchise/TheFlash) called "The Green" is implied as well, and she can use this to communicate with others over long distances via plants.
** Although, in the ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' storyline, the police planned to take Ivy out (after she had seized control of Gotham City Park) with a powerful defoliant that would have killed all plant life in the park, including Ivy's monsters ''and'' Ivy herself, suggesting that she wasn't exactly human anymore. Whether it would have worked or not is unknown, because Ivy surrendered to save the children she was protecting. (Which caused Batman to answer the question pretty directly, saying that the act proved she was "still more human than plant.")
** Ivy also created one of these herself by accident, when a ManEatingPlant she spent a year feeding people to for kicks mutated into a MindHive of the victims' psyches/souls and became the vengeful shapeshifting Harvest, which [[CreateYourOwnVillain promptly tried to kill Ivy for creating it in the first place]].
** In her limited series ''Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death'', Ivy manages to create [[MeaningfulName Rose, Hazel and, indirectly, Thorn]], human-plant baby hybrids she calls 'Sporelings', that are very much like her but were never human to begin with.
* DC comics villain [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Solomon Grundy]] was a zombie whose body as much plant matter as it was flesh. That's why the original Franchise/GreenLantern (as in, Alan Scott) found it almost impossible to fight him. Due to his ring being ineffective against wood, it barely worked on Grundy.
* The mutant criminal Black Tom Cassidy, partner of ComicBook/TheJuggernaut, became one for a while. After doctors treated his wounds with a wood-like substance, a combination of a genetic virus and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'s mutated cells made his body nearly all plant matter. This benefitted Tom's mutant powers immensely, seeing as he had to amplify them through wood, and he was more powerful than ever before. Sadly, he was eventually driven insane from the change, and committed many murders in this form, including a young boy until the change was undone by M-Day. (He didn't lose his regular mutant powers, but his now-former friend the Juggernaut convinced him to turn himself in.
%%* Creator/MarvelComics' the Comicbook/ManThing.
%%* Creator/DCComics' the ''Comicbook/SwampThing'', and associated creature of [[MetaOrigin the Green]].
* Following the success of the ''ComicBook/SwampThing'', ''Comicbook/BlackOrchid'' was {{retcon}}ned to also be a Plant Person. Noticeably though, while the later two Orchids are more plant than human, they can't control plants or flowers and their powers are primarily {{Glamour}} and pheromone manipulation.
* Atom and Swamp Thing villain and [[HeelFaceTurn onetime]] [[ComicBook/TheNewGuardians New Guardian]] Jason [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Wood]]rue, the Floronic Man, was originally a [[PlantAliens humanoid alien]] who gains [[WhenTreesAttack a tree-like form]]. In the ComicBook/New52, however, he's re-imagined as an American-born human who gains a tree-like form and is known as the Seeder.
* Swamp Thing and Man-Thing are both [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]] of a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comic monster called The Heap.
* In Creator/MarvelComics: Groot, king of Planet X. A [[{{Kaiju}} giant]] [[WhenTreesAttack tree-shaped]] [[PlantAliens alien]], he was originally a 1950s MonsterOfTheWeek, and is currently a member of the Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy.
* Cactusman a villian in the Desperate Dan strip in ''ComicBook/TheDandy''.
* The Leaflans in ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeMarcelineGoneAdrift'' are living alien leaves. Contrary to the usual stereotype of species of this type, they are obnoxious, greedy, treacherous colonial exploiters.
* ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'': During a mission Hannah is captured by a female earth spirit who is rooted in a tree's vines underground. Naturally, [[GaiasVengeance she thinks humanity should be wiped out]].

* In "How Things Smurf" from Raven Child's ''Fanfic/TheSmurfetteVillage'' series, it is revealed that Franchise/TheSmurfs themselves are born from plants that are grown and cultivated in the Enchanted Garden by the goddess Gaia and her two gargoyles.
* [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/309393/evergreen-heart Evergeen Heart]] is a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Human in Equestria]] story with the twist that the human in question is killed by timberwolves in the first chapter of the fic, with his soul possessing nearby plant matter to become essentially a humanoid timberwolf himself (he specifically describes himself as a treant).
* ''Fanfic/{{Domoverse}}'': Amanda, who can draw convert food into muscle mass with sunlight, has leaves growing in her hair, can grow flowers from her body, and force plants to sprout.
* ''FanFic/ElementalsOfHarmony'': My Little Praetor: Punchline, first dryad of Equestria.
* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story adaptation "The Magic Flute With Six Holes", Peewit suggested to Johan that the Smurfs may have been born as plant people before they were brought to the village as infants by storks, as his explanation for why the Smurf Village was made up of entirely male Smurfs.

%%[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
%%* The plant-based Jinn in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''.
[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Tabanga (AKA Baranga) the Tree-Monster in the 1957 B-movie, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiP6W0ZCQRg From Hell It Came]]''.
* The villain in ''Film/MenInBlackII'' is a form of a plant and takes form of a Victoria's Secret model.
* The Sentries from ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', who guard the [[LandOfFaerie Moors]] from human invaders. They take the form of tall, wooden soldiers, with demonic faces, and ride on huge boars.
* ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' has Creator/StephenKing playing a bumpkin who touched a meteor turning into a plant creature, but it wasn't a pleasant thing.
* As mentioned in Comic Books, Groot from ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is a [[WhenTreesAttack tree-shaped]] [[PlantAliens alien.]]
* The Witch Queen of ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'' looks like a tree in human shape and has WhenTreesAttack as her weapon of choice.

* ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown'' makes passing mention of an alien race called the Plandarites, who enter a hibernation state to undergo photosynthesis.
* Parodied in ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'' with the Vee-Ates, an army of fruits and vegetables on the warpath. They are led by Birdseye, a parody of the Green Giant.
* In the Burton and Swineburne series of books, at one point [[spoiler:Swineburne]] after being infected with a deadly plant virus falls into a pit and is revealed to have slowly tranformed into a giant tree with his mind still completely intact over the course of centuries, at which point he gains [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard control over the germans plant based weaponry]] and destroys them
* Dryads also show up in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia.'' Lewis describes them in great detail. Such as Birch dryads as looking like slender girls with showery hair, dressed in silver and fond of dancing, beech dryads as looking like gracious, queenly, goddesses dressed fresh transparent green, and oak dryads as looking like wizened old men with warts, gnarled fingers, and hair growing out of the warts.
* Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer's ''Dark is the Sun'' has Sloosh, one of a species of plant-centaurs.
* What everyone becomes after they die in Pentexore in ''Literature/DirgeForPresterJohn''. The bodies of the dead are planted and become trees.
* Those who commit suicide are reduced to bleeding trees in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'''s Hell, since it would be unjust for those who threw away their bodies to be given them back in the afterlife.
* In ''[[Literature/LandOfOz Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz]]'' they run into a race of plant people called the Mangaboos.
* The stingbulbs from the ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' series start out as little fruits, but if you prick your finger on one, it turns into an exact replica of you. It's not a perfect copy, though—a few memories are missing, it doesn't necessarily think and act like you (it obeys the orders it receives after transformation), and it only lives for a few days.
* According to in-universe myth from ''Flower of Kamaleynik'' by Olga Gromyko, all living beings in the world are these, grown by TheMaker Goddess from the seeds of titular vine. A certain priest of her has shown the ability to [[spoiler: be resurrected from the dead by having [[SoulJar his soul stored]] and new body grown]] and, more impressively, to [[spoiler: transform inanimate objects into living creatures]].
* ''Literature/GooseBumps'' had one in the book ''Stay Out of the Basement'', of which it is the main plot point.
* Creator/TheodoreSturgeon's 1940 short story "It" featured a creature made of plant matter which had grown around a human skeleton.
* Ents in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' are living trees.
* Queen Willow from the ''Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover'' series is a woman who periodically transforms into a tree (no points for guessing what variety of tree). Even in humanoid form, she has green skin and hair and absorbs sunlight for energy. When she and King Benjamin have a daughter, said daughter initially takes the form of a seed who must be planted in soil. Once she is finally born, however, she is much more human, but still has a magical connection to plant-life.
* The kodama from ''Literature/ReturnToNeverend'' are a dryad-like race. [[TheDragon Kell]] is a unique example, and is ''quite'' violent.
* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'', [[spoiler:the Pequeninos start their lives as mammals, then the males transform themselves into sentient trees upon death as part of their life cycle (females do this too, but much more rarely, and only to start new communities or to replace a dying Mother Tree). The transformation is actually required for their system of reproduction. In fact, it turns out every native life-form on their planet has an element of this: the snakes and the river reeds, the cows and the high grass, etc]].
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The gardener]] in ''Literature/SsaliaAndTheDragonsOfAvienot'' takes care of numerous talking plants and is very plant-like himself (gnarled, tree-like skin and cotton grass hair), though to what degree he actually is a plant (or what kind of creature he is) is never made clear.
* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Zelosian Zelosians]], human-shaped plant aliens who can live for a month on sunlight and water. ''Literature/DeathStar'' has one named Celot Ratua Dil.
* In the children's book ''Top Secret'' (aka ''The Strange Thing that Happened To Allen Brewster''), a kid performs a [[ProfessorGuineaPig science experiment on himself]] that changes him into one of these, to the point that he begins to photosynthesize (becoming unable to tolerate food), and even grows roots in his feet that require him to be to be yanked out of the ground at one point. He decides to inform the government, [[spoiler:only to be told that [[RealityEnsues his formula would bankrupt the food industry and put millions of people out of work]]]]. When he decides to tell people anyway, [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding government agents drag off the only other person to undergo the transformation and then start monitoring him to make sure he doesn't tell anyone else, presumably for the rest of his life.]]]]
* Nym from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' are "constructs" made of vines and leaves and such. They have FertileFeet and GreenThumb abilities.
* In Aprilynne Pike's ''Literature/WingsQuartet'', faeries are basically sentient plants. The "wings" that legends say that they have are actually flower blossoms.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Tybo the Giant Carrot Man on the ''Series/LostInSpace'' episode "The Great Vegetable Rebellion". Technically a Plant Alien, but considering he's planning on turning the Robinsons into plants, ''and'' he's practically a RubberForeheadAlien...
* Zhaan in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is plant-based and experiences rapture during solar flares. She can't actually talk to plants, though, and thinks of them the same way humans might a very stupid ape.
%%* Lyekka (and possibly Wist) from ''Series/{{Lexx}}''.
%%* Violet from ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode ''Flower Child''.
%%* Ficus the "vegeton" first officer from ''Series/{{Quark}}''.
* The Papay from the ''Series/TinMan'' miniseries, which resemble bipedal, leafless aspen thickets.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Jabe, from the Forest of Cheem, is a surprisingly sexy tree-lady.
%%* ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'':
* ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' has Mandora Boy, a living mandrake who gives advice to the Magirangers

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Swamp Monster, a waling and wrestling wad of swamp sludge, occasionally seen in Wrestling/{{Chikara}}.
* Latvian Proud Oak of Wrestling/{{Chikara}}'s Baltic Seige. His wooden nature comes with the consequences of being very slow and not too bright.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/MutantUA'', mutants (humans as well as furry humanoid animals) can have photosynthesis as one of their mutations. This make their skin/fur green and capable of feeding on sunlight.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' of course, has several species of plant people, including {{treants}} and dryads.
** Not to mention the woodling template, [[UpToEleven which lets you add this trope to any existing species]], and the topiary guardians, which are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin animated topiary sculptures.]] If ''D&D'' has examples of a trope, it has a LOT of them.
** Most plant people in the game are more-or-less benign (or at least protectors of nature) but an outright evil example is nightshades (also known as wood woses) which are spirits of poisonous plants. They look like sylvan dwarves covered with leaves and vines, and have powers over both plant life [[PoisonIsEvil and poison]]. Druids hunt them the way farmers root out weeds.
* In the Glorantha setting for ''TabletopGame/{{Runequest}}'', elves are sentient humanoid plants.
* One possible player-character mutation in ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' is Photosynthetic Skin, which allows the mutant possessing it to produce their own food and heal lost HitPoints at 4x normal rate if in sunlight. Another option is to be an out-and-out sapient plant, which may or may not be humanoid.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' BioTech has a nanovirus that turns affected humans into plant people. The ''TabletopGame/GURPSSupers'' and Powers supplements also include rules and options for creating a plant person character.
* ''TabletopGame/VillainsAndVigilantes'' adventure ''There's a Crisis at Crusader Citadel''. One of the Crusaders {{NPC}}s is [[http://www.patric.net/docfiles/Crusaders-Evergreen_LL_v1.0.pdf Evergreen]], who has the plant powers of poison and plant control.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', that part of the wood elf army which isn't [[FragileSpeedster Fragile Speedsters]] is composed pretty much entirely of plant people, ranging from dryads (human-sized, spikey, made of wood) to tree-kin (the spirits of dead Wood Elves inhabiting bodies built out of dead wood and branches) to treemen (like dryads, only [[OurGiantsAreBigger much bigger]]).
* The Sylvan archetype in ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'', which includes the humanlike Bladefender and Flowerknight.
* The Ganymedians of ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' are a species composed of various symbiotic plants and fungi, as is every other animal native to Ganymede.
* In addition to the examples originally from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' introduces the Ghoran, which is what happens when a food crop gets magically experimented on until it becomes uplifted.

* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E52rxz2sjRs The Willow Maid]] the titular maid is killed by a young man who [[LoveMakesYouEvil fancies himself in love with her]], but does not listen to her when she tells him she cannot leave the forest. He [[NotGoodWithRejection chops down her tree]], intending to [[AttemptedRape force]] her to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe marry]] him. However, once out of the forest, she turns into a flower that then quickly wilts.

* Dryads appeared in Myth/ClassicalMythology as the humanoid spirits of trees, so this is OlderThanFeudalism.
* The Green Man, an ancient representation of nature in European folklore and art, usually depicted as a person (or just a head or face) made entirely out of leaves and vines. It was often taken as representing a number of folkloric characters, usually associated with plants, life and death, rebirth and spring.
* Swedish (and probably Scandinavian) folklore has the Skogsrå (which means roughly "forest ruler" or "magical being of the forest" depending on etymology), a [[AllTrollsAreDifferent kind of "pseudo-troll"]] who often appears as a very beautiful woman who tries to lure men deep into the woods. She was discernable from real people because her back was made of -- in most versions a hollowed-out -- tree.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''Brave Brigade'', Nymph and Amaryllis are Dryad-like humanoids. Blood Rose would have been the next iteration.
* If the carniferns -- large, carnivorous plants -- reach sentience in ''VideoGame/SimEarth'', you can have this.
* ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' has the Supox, a race of sentient, omnivorous plant people.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Dryads appear as enemies, although they're either non-sapient or extremely xenophobic.
** Spriggans are nature spirits who take on a [[WhenTreesAttack tree-like]] humanoid female form. Their exact appearance has varied considerably throughout the series, from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion (where they are basically tall green women with some tree/plant like features including bark and leaves) to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' (where they are quite literally humanoid-shaped trees). They are revered as ''[[GaiasVengeance Nature's Guardians]]'', being associated with Kynareth (one of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Nine Divines]] and goddess of the heavens, winds, and elements), and are at frequent odds with [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Hagravens]], who are an EnemyToAllLivingThings. In most games, they possess a powerful HealingFactor which kicks in when get critically low on health, and have TheBeastmaster qualities, able to command wild animals (especially [[BearsAreBadNews bears]] and [[BeeAfraid bees]]) to aid them in battle. While they are called "[[CallAPegasusAHippogriff Spriggans]]", they are actually closer to violent Dryads in nature.
%%* [[CuteMonsterGirl Pearl Sprite]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy''.
%%* Spar in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'', Peco in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
** ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' and ''[[VideoGame/Fallout3 3]]'' have Harold, an NPC ghoul with a tree he calls Bob growing out of his head. In the latter game, the tree has completely absorbed him, and his organs are distributed throughout its root system.
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Spore_carrier Spore Carriers]], humans that have been taken over by a parasitic fungus in an experiment to genetically engineer plant spores. The ''Old World Blues'' DLC reveals that they originated from the Big MT R&D Facility and that the [[BrainInAJar Think]] [[MadScientist Tanks]] are responsible for them, amongst many other horrifying things in the game.
%%* Bracken in ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege''.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' has Leshens and their subspecies Spriggans, which are territorial, forest-dwelling, humanoid monsters with skin like tree bark that are considered by some to be [[NatureSpirit forest spirits]]. They have the ability [[WhenTreesAttack to control plants]] and animals, and become angered if someone destroys greenery within their territory.
* The dendroids from ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic III'', and the treants from V.
* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'', Princess Alicia was turned into the Weeping Willow, weeping while playing a harp.
* In ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'', the Dryads are humanoid spirits of the wood, though the one in [[VideoGame/QuestForGloryI So you want to be a hero?]] could actually leave the tree she inhabited, whereas the ones in [[VideoGame/QuestForGloryV Dragonfire]] seem part of their trees.
* The Kikwi, Deku and Koroks in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series. While they look like Hylian children, the Kokiri might actually be plant people as well, as they were given life by the Deku Tree and eventually become the Koroks.
* EVA in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' speculates that The End's unusual amount of stamina might be due to photosynthesis. Later, upon [[SkippableBoss one of his many possible deaths]], The End's skin actually does transform into bark.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series, Viktoria initially appears human but is actually a dryad of some sort, able to create long stabbing/entangling vines from her fingertips, and has bark-covered skin and glowing red eyes. She's one of the heads of the Pagans and all of them have a huge affinity for plants and wild things.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'':
** The title species. Pikmin are essentially little ambulatory root systems with a stem tipped with a leaf, bud or flower sprouting from their heads.
** One notable enemy in the second game, the Creeping Chrysanthemum, is a carnivorous plant with a likewise ambulatory and bipedal root system that disguises itself as a pair of dandelions before rising up to attack the Pikmin.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'': A fairly common template for [[GreenThumb Grass-types]], when they aren't some sort of {{Planimal}} or plant sprite.
** Bellossom looks and acts almost exactly like a hula girl with a skirt made of living leaves and two flowers for hair.
** Roselia and Roserade are effectively humanoid rose bushes, with skirts made of leaves and rose blossoms for hands.
** Lilligant resembles a flower-themed dryad. [[OneGenderRace She's always female, too]].
** The part [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost-type]] Phantump is actually described as a human child that got lost in the woods, making it and its more treeman-like evolution Trevenant examples of people who ''become'' trees.
** Like Lilligant above, Steenee and Tsareena are both mangosteen humanoids that resemble girls, and [[OneGenderRace they're always female too]].
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'': The dryads, the treants, and the alura une/Venus weed monsters.
* The goddess Melandru from ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' appears to be one, befitting of the Goddess of nature.
** The Juggernauts are a variation, being plant golems empowered by the soul of willing Kurzick sacrifices.
** The sylvari in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2''. [[ShownTheirWork To a scary degree, actually.]]
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' has the Ivy monsters. They were the end product of using [[TheVirus the T-Virus]] to genetically splice together plant and animal DNA. They are humanoid, which suggests the animal in question was or included human DNA. [[MightyGlacier They are slow, but pack quite a punch and soak up punishment like Miracle-Gro]].
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has the Thorian, an extremely old and extremely intelligent plant organism living on Feros. It looks nothing like a human... more like a giant bulb of fleshy stuff with tentacle-like roots going off in every direction. It is also a villain, and uses spores to mind-control other creatures living around it. It can only speak through plant-based clones of individuals it has absorbed, which it can create within itself and then spit out to do its bidding.
%%* The Alraune monsters in the ''Disgaea'' series.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'':
** In ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', with the addition of the Seasons expansion pack, it is possible to have "Plant-Sims". If a Sim uses too many pesticides, they turn into a "Plant-Sim". Instead of the usual needs, they only need water, light, and social. They can also reproduce asexually by shaking spores out of the leaf clusters that replace their hair. (Toddlers who are turned into Plant-Sims have a large daisy on top of their heads instead of the leaf clusters that older Plant-Sims have... which is kind of disturbing considering that flowers are a plant's reproductive parts.)
** ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' brought Plant-Sims back with the University Life add-on.
* The majority of [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Mave]][[VillainByDefault rick]] bosses from the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series are [[PettingZooPeople based on animals and mythological creatures]] (there's also one [[MushroomMan mushroom]]). However, the remaining 4 are based on plants. First, there's Wire Sponge[[note]]Wire Sponge isn't based on a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponge sea sponge]] (which is an animal) [[CommonKnowledge as many believe]]. He is actually based on the luffa fruit, specifically ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luffa_aegyptiaca Luffa aegyptiaca]]'', which can be used as a sponge after it ripens.[[/note]] from ''Mega Man X2'', Axle the Red from ''X5'' (who is based on a rose), Tornado T'''onion''' from ''X7'' (you read that correctly. [[FlatWhat A Maverick based on an onion]], of all things), and Optic Sunflower from ''X8''.
* ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' has Sunny Funny, an anthropomorphic flower. Her father, General Potter, is a humanoid potted plant. And of course, there's [[OldMaster Chop Chop Master Onion]].
* Zyra, the Rise of the Thorns from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is really an ancient, massive carnivorous plant who, in an attempt to escape its own inevitable death by starvation, consumed a female human mage and rebirthed itself into an alluring feminine humanoid form who wields powerful plant-based magic revolving around thorns and vines.
* In ''Slayin'', Peloria is a plant boss, attacking with thorns and flower buds.
* Florans in ''{{VideoGame/Starbound}}'' are mostly hostile tribal warriors who treat living creatures, sentient races included, with the kind of lack of empathy we show to plants. They're also cannibalistic and not especially bright, even the floran PC's investigate quotes make them seem like a ManChild.
%%* Funguy, [=NeoFio=] and Turnip from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''.
* ''Mind Snares: Alice's Journey'' has a tree with male and female faces which act as distinct entities. The male portion is called Animus and the female portion is called Anima, and they consider each other lovers.
* In ''VideoGame/TheTwistedTalesOfSpikeMcFang'', the shopkeepers are anthropomorphic parsnips.
* ''VideoGame/WaxWorks'': Scenario 4 takes place in a mine shaft that is infested with plant mutants.
* The ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' has featured a plethora of plant people as enemies. So far the most humanoid were the Mandragora enemies from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' which literally look like human women in green tights with leaves for hair, but they vary wildly in appearance from game to game.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', there are various shades. Rowanne is part-way to being a tree, but is considerably more human-like than the [[WhenTreesAttack Treants]]. On the other hand, she's more tree-like than the standard Dryad troop, who seem to have at least some actual skin.
* In ''Videogame/StarRuler2'', the Oko are humanoid plant creatures. The Oko do not build cities on planets, instead covering them in biomass. Likewise, their ships are largely made of OrganicTechnology, such as using sinew which is comparable to metal armor but significantly cheaper, and functions as the control system.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Warlords of Draenor'' the Botani are plant beings who serve plant gods that seek to cover the entire world in their highly aggressive ecosystem. They view fleshy creatures such as Draenei and Orcs as nothing more than fertilizer and incubation beds for their plants.
* In the first stage of ''[[VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2]]'', a miniboss appears in the form of a tree elemental. It tries to grab Sparkster with its vine-like arms, and occasionally tosses bombs, bubble gum, and [[PowerUpFood apples]] at him.
* The Seedlings, the main race of ''VideoGame/EverOasis,'' are a race of plant people. The look generally humanoid, but they have wooden horns and have [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation a much wider variety of skin tones than humans]]. They also have a bit of BizarreSexualDimorphism in their horns; males have more gnarled, branchlike horns, while female horns are smoother split down the middle like seed pods.
* ''VideoGame/TheHeartPumpsClay'': Implied. The [[https://rpgmaker.net/media/content/games/6541/screenshots/HeartScreen5.png Dryad]], that welcomes Mara, Bud and Crow at the Tree of Life. She's named after, or possibly is a, mythological Greek tree spirit, and she has a leaf for hair.

* From ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' Rosemaster, the fourth [[CoDragons Disaster Master]], was created from corrupting the theme of the Flower Kingdom, and as such, is very much a humanoid plant. Her skin is green, her hair is akin to an upside down rose, and she has a thorn as a [[SinisterSchnoz nose.]] She even has leaves growing from her shoulders and back.
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', [[spoiler:Marcia Sutton]] is a dryad. Ysengrin is also almost a plant person: as a gift from Coyote, he has the ability to command all the plants of the forest, and he wears magic PowerArmor made from trees, which might not seem like much of a fit for this trope [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=671 until you see what he looks like without it...]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Chirault}}'', pretty much all trees are sapient and dangerous to cross, but most of them are inactive.
* Dryads are a major race in ''Webcomic/{{Felarya}}''.
* [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100330.html Mr. Geranium]] from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' is a particularly ridiculous example. He's literally a potted geranium who gained sentience and super-powers in a [[FreakLabAccident freak accident.]] Probably the single most absurd element in the comic, he's only appeared once since his introduction.
* Audrey of ''Webcomic/LifeSketch''. A shameless reference to Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors, right down to the thirst for human blood.
* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'' has Syr'Nj and other Wood Elves who refer to most bodily parts as their plant equivalents and apparently can drink through their taproots (aka toes).
* [[MoePersonification Earth]] in ''Webcomic/PlanetaryMoe'' is described as having a flower sticking out from his/her head, which would kill the planet if it was ever removed.
* The Webcomic/KarateBears were around back when there were still [[http://www.karatebears.com/2012/08/tree-hugger.html Dryads]].
* ''Webcomic/TheHorrifyingExperimentsOfDrPleasant'' has subject A-2.14/Phophora. She's green, covered in flowers, and emits a powerful hallucinogen.
* The seedlings in ''Webcomic/LuminaryChildren'' are this.
* Jack and Nicky from [[http://thewretchedoneswebcomic.com The Wretched Ones]] meet a colony of 'Flora Fairies', winged wood creatures living in a [[http://www.thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/?comic=page-95 large tree]].
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Such beings [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-08-10 seem]] to be common enough in-universe for there to be genuine confusion when someone uses the term "plant" to refer to someone else.
--> "A plant like a spy, or a plant like a perambulatory asparagus?"
%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExamples * ''Webcomic/NowhereBoy'' has a plant person as one of the Twelve Apostles.
* In ''Webcomic/TheRedac'''s introduction, Matt is defeated by [[http://the-redac.webcomic.ws/comics/7/ two such beings]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The short story [[http://everything2.com/user/Apollyon/writeups/The+meadow%252C+dark+and+moist.?author=Apollyon here]] combines this trope with InvoluntaryShapeshifting and BodyHorror.
* The story ''[[http://everything2.com/user/Pandeism+Fish/writeups/Wereshrub?author=Pandeism%20Fish Wereshrub]]'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* In ''Literature/TheDragonWarsSaga'' the dryads (nymphs with a life affinity) are an example.
* The Element Lord of the Jungle in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. The Bota Magnan Agori may also count.
* Among the [[RevenueEnhancingDevices exotic pets]] in Website/UniCreatures are a series of dryads, one for each season. One of the (free) seasonal pets is a flower sprite of some kind.
* ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia'' has the Alraune, green-skinned {{Cute Monster Girl}}s with large breasts that releases pollen by having sex with human males.
* When Dr. Shelton from ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' was drowning he stabbed himself with a [[PlayingWithSyringes superpower syringe]] in the hopes of getting something that would save his life. It didn't help in the slightest, but he was rescued anyway, and later was very disappointed to find that this was the power he received.
* Mikliks in ''Roleplay/AsteroidQuest'' start as plants in the ground, and are considered "born" when they uproot themselves. Once uprooted, they look like LizardFolk.
* ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'': The supernatural being Shiromori has a bonsai tree growing out of her head and her feet are always submerged in the ground like roots; she can also regrow parts of her body when they are, for example, burned/punched off by a furious ghost.
* ''VideoGame/TheTraderOfStories'' has the Forest of Dancing Trees, which is a HiddenElfVillage of those.
* ''WebAnimation/HanazukiFullOfTreasures'' has the Moonflowers, humanoids that grow out of crystal seeds with flowers (including the stem) as part of their head. They are able to [[GreenThumb grow magic trees]] on the moon they reside in.
* ''Podcast/PastDivision'' has Lolli Rose, who is a homebrew race called a carolili, which is a race of flower people.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': Dr. Reginald Bushroot, a MadScientist -- specifically a Mad Botanist -- who experimented on himself after his funding was cut and turned himself into a plant-duck hybrid capable of controlling plant life.
* The Wuts from ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' are an entire race of [[PlantPerson Plant People]].
* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' where Hayley joins a group of eco-warriors led by a hippie who believes he is a tree trapped in a human's body. He is always shown standing in a large plant pot full of compost and talks about getting bizarre surgeries that he claims will turn him into a full tree.
* Flora from ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors'' was born from a blossom created by the hero's father Audric.
* [[http://www.danhausertrek.com/AnimatedSeries/Lifeforms.html#Phylo Phylosians]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' are PlantAliens.
* Evil Seed from both versions of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'' was a villain who sought revenge against animal life for feeding on them; Moss Man was a more benevolent version, and in the second season, Evil Seed's ArchEnemy.
* Poison Ivy in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' created artificial plant people to assist her schemes in several episodes (plus the episode in which she developed a way to punish her enemies by turning them into [inanimate] trees). Then the ''ComicBook/BatmanAdventures'' spin-off comic said that the pale-skinned Ivy in the revamp was another artificial plant person, and that the real Ivy was fully human and off doing her own thing somewhere else.
* The Plant Man from the ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' episode of the same name.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''': Mr. Seaweed Monster Man.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' has the Petalars, adorably {{Lilliputian|s}} li'l plant people[=/=]PlantAliens [[spoiler: who live about a day]].
* The [[GreenThumb Sadida]] class in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' series and associated video game have green hair (and, in the males' case, green ''[[BizarreSexualDimorphism fur]]'') and brown skin, have literal cabbage patch kids, and turn into stumps when they die.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SheriffCalliesWildWest'', Toby is a fully sentient and anthropomorphic cactus otherwise surrounded by FunnyAnimals that include a cat, a bird and prairie dogs.
* Daisy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Oswald}}'' is an energetic anthropomorphic sunflower. The other main characters are talking animals and a living hot-dog. There are also a few other anthropomorphic plants who live in Big City.
* The Weed, a plant-themed villain in ''WesternAnimation/PlasticMan'', looks literally like an anthopomorphic weed.
* Tara Boumdeay in ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' is a tomato. She looks exactly like a very atractive human woman, but can turn into a tomato if exposed to salt, and turns back to human form if exposed to pepper, but is considered a tomato in-universe by those who know the secret. She even has similar reactions to other tomatoes: for example, in the HalloweenEpisode with vampires, humans became regular vampires whilst tomatoes developed bat wings, and she also had the bat wings.
* Fern from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', a clone of Finn created from the remains of his Grass Sword merging with his damaged Finn Sword.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Though Aku is normally characterized as being a creature of dark alien essence, there's a lot of wood and tree motifs to him. When he was a non-sentient pile of goo he attacked with sharp tree like spikes. His horns resemble branches, his essence twists and deforms itself into an evil looking tree when the Emperor seals him away, his joints creak like wood, and during his confrontation with the Scotsman, he even calls Aku a tree-demon.