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Well, fungi in this case. But you get the idea.

"The light emitted from this rare mushroom is neither a reflection, nor a release of stored light. It grows not only on decomposing trees, but also on soil and rocks. This mushroom's fungal filaments are capable of stabilizing and concentrating pure Hocotatium 111. It is none other than the Hocotatium 111 approaching the point of critical mass that causes the glowcap's blue luminescence."
Olimar's Notes on the Common Glowcap, Pikmin 2

Flowers and plants are already beautiful by themselves in Real Life, but some creators don't think this is quite enough. And what better way to make them even more alluring that making them glow?

These luminous plants can appear for several reasons. They can bring a distinct alien and strange feeling to the scenery, being a shorthand visual clue that the location displayed is definitely at the very least unusual. Gleaming plants can also be featured in dark areas as Fantastic Light Sources, allowing both the characters and the public to see, even if they don't carry any light source by themselves. And finally, glowing flowers can be used solely for Scenery Porn purposes, since shimmering flora glimmering in the darkest nights can make some definitely gorgeous backgrounds.

Contrary to animals, for which bioluminescence is Truth in Television for some species, plants almost never display such feature in Real Life — plants gain all of their energy by absorbing light, so sending that light right back out would achieve nothing beyond wasting it. They don't need to glow to attract prey or to see in the dark, so it would be pointless to use energy on bioluminescence.

Glowing fungi also count as this trope, since fiction almost constantly puts the plants and the fungi in the same basket despite them being completely unrelated. Unlike plants, however, there actually are glowing fungi, although most of them aren't as spectacular as the fictional ones.

A Sub-Trope to Bioluminescence Is Cool. Sister Trope to Lighting Bug, where fauna glows instead of flora.


Examples:

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    Anime and Manga 
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Knights on Dinosaurs have the gang visiting the underground Lizard Folk kingdom of Enriru, whose light source comes from glowing fungus from the cavern roofs. Nobita finds out when he flies too high with the Takecopter, bumps his head on the ceiling, and the gang realize his hair is glowing partially.
  • Snow White with the Red Hair: The Olin Maris is a rare vine with glowing flowers that poisons nearby water. Shirayuki and a group of other researchers spend some time experimenting to find a way to get it to bloom and glow without becoming poisonous.

    Asian Animation 
  • Happy Heroes: Season 8 episode 35 is about Sweet S. feeding Big M. some glowing mushrooms she found, causing the latter's tummy to start glowing. They were actually normal mushrooms until Huo Haha accidentally spilled one of his magic powders on them, giving them their luminescence.

    Fan Works 
  • Antipodes: In the depths of the forest of zap apple trees, the canopy blocks out most of the light and illumination is mostly from a thin layer of blue-green, luminescent moss.
  • Nine Days Down: After becoming lost in a cave in Tartarus, Twilight finds her way lit by patches of luminescent moss and fungi growing on its walls.

    Film — Animated 
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Beast's rose emits a powerful rose glow. Justified, as it's a magical rose, and its glowing shows the power and importance of the flower.
  • A Bug's Life: The ants use glowing mushrooms as lighting inside the anthill.
  • Coraline: Several plants in the Other Mother's garden have luminescent features.
  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest: Zach and Krysta hop on some luminescent shelf fungi.
  • Mary and The Witch's Flower: The fly-by-night flower glows and, when its blossoms are crushed, gives off a blue liquid that can be used to enhance one's magic.
  • Quest for Camelot: When Garett is injured, Kaley gets him to shelter in a cave. Based on what he showed her earlier, she uses a special leaf to heal his wound, which glows as the process occurs.
  • The Secret of NIMH: Mrs. Brisby manages to find a gorgeous inner sanctum inside the rosebush. The approach way is lit by the blooms of flowers bedded alongside the path. These blooms go dim and close tightly as Brisby comes near, darkening the area ominously.
  • Tangled: The magical golden flower is a magical lily that can heal every injury. Its status is highlighted by the strong yellow glow it emits.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Avatar: The alien jungles of Pandora contain an enormous variety of bioluminescent plants, with almost every form of plant life giving off some blue or purple glow. This results in some very surreal forests, and the nighttime experience is as such rather different from nights on Earth — it's a whole lot less dark, to begin with.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): When the team explores a dark chamber to retrieve the Orb from Ronan, the tree alien Groot expels a cloud of bioluminescent seeds to light the darkness.
    • Black Panther (2018): The heart-shaped herb - which bestows superhuman strength, speed, agility to the consumer - emits a faint purplish glow.

    Literature 
  • Dragonriders of Pern: The Pernese use a bioluminescent fungus that grows on rock to generate indoor light. Rocks that have a lot of this fungus on them are called "glows" or "glowstones", and a basket of glows casts at least as much light as a good torch.
  • Goblins in the Castle: Nilbog and its buildings are lit by a glowing fungus. Somehow, it remains glowing even after it's been picked for eating.
  • Junction Point: When Liu enters the habitat dome of the alien Rudak, every surface is covered in plant-like life that glows in greens and blues.
  • Looming Gaia has candleroot, a magical glowing plant that is used as a light source. It can also be used to make glowing candlewine.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The flowers in Morgul Vale are luminescent, though the effect is more Scenery Gorn than Scenery Porn.
  • Men at Arms: The narrator at one point explains that dungeons and caves (such as the abandoned sewers the protagonists are currently running through) always have bioluminescent mushrooms, or glowing muck, or just glow in general, so passing heroes can see their way. As the protagonists at the moment consist of a dwarf and a troll, both of whom can see in darkness just fine, the effect is somewhat wasted.
  • Splinter of the Mind's Eye: When Luke and Leia enter a series of caves, they discover to be lit by luminescent fungus growing on the walls.
  • Warrior Cats: The Whispering Cave in SkyClan's gorge has phosphorescent moss growing inside. The cats find it odd and mysterious, and it ends up being the place where they can communicate with StarClan, the spirits of their ancestors.
  • Xanth: In The Source of Magic, sunflower blossoms are tiny glowing suns. They give off light equal to daylight that's capable of blinding others. When a sunflower goes to seed, the light fades.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Glowing fungi and lichens appear in the underground settings of several 1st Edition AD&D adventures, including D1 Descent Into the Depths of the Earth, D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa, Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits and A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords. They are included to make it easier for PC adventurers to see if they lose their artificial light sources.
  • Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: The Glowy Morkeyez mushrooms, which grow in some underground caverns, give off an unsettling, pale light. They are most commonly found illuminating the squalid lairs of Moonclan grots.

    Video Games 
  • Animal Crossing: The Mushroom series of furniture items includes a lamp option in the form of a tall, thin mushroom that glows when activated. In most games, it glows blue; in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it may be white, red, yellow, green, or blue depending on how it's been customized.
  • ARK: Survival Evolved: The Aberration dlc has a location aptly called the luminous marshlands where no sunlight can reach but it's under a constant blue glow from the bioluminescent plants and fungus growing there, including the water. Visually it's one of the more stunning biomes in the game but it also has deadly creatures like the swarming Nameless, cloaked hunting Rockdrakes and Reaper Kings can sometimes be summoned there by Nameless alphas.
  • Aquaria: The Song Plants give off a glow of whichever color corresponds to the note that opens them and there's a blue plant whose bulbs glow blue with a healing energy converted from the essence of the Verse. The Abyss also contains a couple of glowing plants that you can find to decorate the Blackout Basement area of Naija's home. The Jelly Beacon, a decoration that attracts jellyfish and resembles an anglerfish's lure, is also described as a plant.
  • Calico: The colorful mushrooms in the Witching Woods start glowing when you get near them during nighttime.
  • Dawn: The landscape of the game is dotted with many plants and mushrooms.
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: The mushrooms in Crumble Cavern provide a gentle glimmer that helps to light up the grotto.
  • Don't Starve:
    • The extensive cave systems accessible through sinkholes are home to two types of bioluminescent plants, the mushtrees — tree-sized mushrooms that shine with faint blue, red or green glows, depending on which color variation they come in — and light flowers — true plants that sprout either one, two or three glowing white spheres at the end of tall stalks. Since the caves are otherwise completely lightless, and since in Don't Starve walking into the darkness is an excellent way of dying a horrible death, the occasional groves of mushtrees and light flowers provide invaluable oases of relative safety. The bulbs of light flowers can also be used to craft lanterns, although doing so also means shrinking the size of the permanent illuminated areas.
    • Glow berries, also found in the caves, are a subversion. At first they appear to be a small plant with a fruit that gives off a faint blue light... until you get close, at which point they're revealed to be the stalked, glowing lures of giant wormlike predators using your attraction to light to draw you within striking range.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • Morrowind: There are a couple of types of glowing mushrooms — violet coprusnote  and luminous russula.
    • Oblivion: The Shivering Isles have two varieties of glowing fungus that can be harvested for ingredients. The Flame Stalk is bright orange and grows in the caves of Mania. The pods harvested from them also glow and can be used for healing potions. The Withering Moon is its counterpart in Dementia and gives off a Sickly Green Glow.
    • Skyrim: Glowing mushrooms can be found growing in some caves. There is also the nirnroot, a plant which glows and makes a sound. Also, the caverns in the Valley of the Falmer are lit by glowing flowers that can retract themselves to their shells.
  • Eternal Sonata has the Heaven's Mirror (also known as Death Lights), which absorb sunlight during the day and open at night, glowing brightly.
  • Fallout: In the setting's post-apocalyptic world, it's not an uncommon side effect of the heavy radiation, widespread mutagens and generally seemingly omnipresent mutations for sections of the flora to develop bioluminescence.
    • Fallout: New Vegas fills most of the caves with glowing, apparently radioactive fungus.
    • Fallout 4:
      • There are clusters of tall-stalked mushrooms scattered throughout the game world that glow with a steady green light.
      • The expansion Far Harbor introduces the lure weeds, aquatic plants found floating on standing water throughout the Island. Each plant sports one or two tall stalks tipped with flower-like structures that emit a bright yellow glow, strong enough to be visible during the day. Unfortunately, these structures look a great deal like the lures of the anglers, highly mutated, humanoid anglerfish the size of a person, which have developed the habit of lurking amongst patches of lure weeds, disguising their own lure as another plant as they wait for prey to walk close.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy X: The Gagazet Cave contains underground ponds with colorful glowing shelf fungi growing from the submerged stalagmites.
    • Final Fantasy XII: The Sochen Cave Palace is lit primarily by glowing moss of various pastel colors.
    • Final Fantasy XIII: The Sulyya Springs are a half-flooded cave system with patches of glowing moss and other small glowing plants. Unlike in Sochen, however, these all glow green.
    • Final Fantasy XIV: Dohn Mheg is a sprawling garden full to bursting with magically-glowing flowers. Given that the area is a palace garden belonging to a noble of The Fair Folk, this is entirely appropriate.
  • Five-Leaf Clover: Starting from tier 10, the player can breed glowing clovers.
  • Flower: Several flowers glow faintly; the fourth level, which takes place at nighttime, takes it to breathtakingly gorgeous extremes, with entire fields of luminous flowers looking like pretty fireflies.
  • The Happy Hereafter: The mushrooms harvested in the town itself and the moss harvested in the forest are blue and glow.
  • Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life: The giant flowers in the forest give off a blue light at night, almost like natural lampposts. There are also hybrid crops that are shaped like lightbulbs that blink on and off.
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-: The first part of the Castle of Dreams world has patches of flowers that give off a soft glow in various colors, establishing the general destroyed-but-eerily-beautiful aesthetic of the worlds dragged into the Realm of Darkness.
  • The Legend of Spyro: The gills of the giant mushrooms of the dragonflies' swamp glow purple. This isn't particularly visible by day, but it's much more obvious at night.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: The humongous mushrooms Link encounters in the dark corners of Skyview Temple emit a strong light blue glimmer that allows Link to see.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Somewhat counterintuitively, the plants that convey stealth bonuses when cooked — Silent Shrooms and the flowers of the Blue Nightshade and Silent Princess plants — glow a faint blue at night, making them far more noticeable to the player. This is especially noticeable in the lightless Thyphlo Ruins, where the glowing caps of Silent Shrooms stand out very sharply in the pitch darkness. Also, in the Korok Forest, there are luminescent peapods that act like streetlights.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom:
      • Brightbloom seeds, found growing in caves, give off a faint glow in their default state. They can be instantly planted and made to grow a Brightbloom flower on the ground when thrown or propelled by an arrow, which function like torches for lighting up dark, underground regions.
      • Brightcaps are glowing mushrooms found growing in clusters in surface caves. Cooking them into a dish allows Link to make himself glow.
      • In the Depths, there are large, tree-like plants known as Lightroots which function as checkpoints and fill in the area around them on the map when interacted with. When Link activates them with his Zonai arm, the Lightroots draw in light from the surface world and illuminate a very large area around themselves.
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda: The Heleus Cluster has many examples of glowing trees and fungi. Jaal, a local, advises not to touch the ones found on Havarl, which are poisonous to the touch.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater has the "Russian Glowcap" mushroom as one of the many collectible fungi/plants that Snake can find in the wilderness, and it faintly glows enough to be visible in darkness. The bioluminescence is fairly realistic (Para-Medic cites it using the luciferin-luciferase reaction found in some real-life glowing fungi), but this leads to a bizarre throughline where consuming it doesn't grant Snake stamina, but instead recharges his batteries, something he celebrates to his hopelessly confused mission control.
  • Metroid:
  • Miitopia: Many flowers in the magical and beautiful Realm of the Fay start to glow when the night falls, including the gorgeous, giant lotus flowers seen in Lotus Lake and the periwinkles in Bigg Forest.
  • Minecraft:
    • Regular brown mushrooms glow very slightly, but their light level is so low that it's barely noticeable — they only produce enough to raise their own lighting one level out of fifteen above whatever the ambient light level is.
    • The 1.16 update added a number of new features to the Nether, including forests of tree-sized mushrooms. In canopies of these fungal forests there grow Shroomlights, organic blocks that produce the highest possible light level.
    • The 1.17 update added a type of underground vegetation that grows on any stony surfaces known as glow lichen, which emits a small amount of light (7 versus a maximum of 15).
    • The 1.18 update added an underground biome known as lush cavesnote , which are illuminated by bioluminescent vegetation known as glow berries, which grow on cave vines hanging from ceilings and emit the same amount of light as torches. You can collect the glow berries and place wherever you want to grow new cave vines, or eat them to replenish a small amount of hunger.
  • Pikmin:
    • Luminescent mushrooms called Common Glowcaps appear in every mainstream game to date; they usually serve as localized spotlights in dark caves, and in Pikmin 3 remain buried and inert unless induced to sprout by walking near them. They're mostly blue, but a pink variation appears in 3. They become particularly important in the fight against the Vehemoth Phosbat and its brood: as these creatures are actively hurt by the light — the Vehemoth is unable to pursue you and your Pikmin while you're standing in a Glowcap's light, and the smaller Phosbats will be quickly killed by the same — it's in your best interests to make as many glowing mushrooms grow throughout the cave the Phosbat lives in as you can.
    • Pikmin 2: Subverted with the Glowstems. They're classified as a plant in the in-game Pikipedia like all other vegetable scenery of importance, Olimar gives them a scientific name and Louie tests them for edibility, same as they do for all other organisms they find... except that they're actually just LEDs half-buried in the ground, which Olimar and Louie have mistaken for light-emitting plants.
  • Plants vs. Zombies The Plantern is a plant shaped like a lantern and emits what looks like candlelight. Its main function is to help you see in foggy levels. Also, the Mushroom Garden is lit almost entirely by luminescent fungi.
  • Pokémon:
    • Pokémon X and Y gave us Pumpkaboo and its evolution Gourgeist, malevolent Jack-O'Lantern Grass/Ghost Pokémons that emit rays of lights from their pumpkin-like bodies.
    • Pokémon Sun and Moon introduced the Illuminating Pokémon Morelull and its evolution, Shiinotic. Both are mushroom Grass/Fairy type Pokémon that glow in dark forests and emit flickering spores. Shiinotic, being one of the most malevolent Fairy types, uses these to confuse humans and Pokémon alike so they get lost forever in the forest, where they then hypnotize them and feed on their Life Energy.
    • Pokémon Sword and Shield has Glimwood Tangle, a mysterious, dark forest lit up by glowing mushrooms that glow brighter if touched. It leads to Ballonlea, a town similarly lit up by colorful glowing mushrooms.
    • New Pokémon Snap has Crystablooms, which glow and cause changes in various Pokémon.
  • The Flower Update of The Sapling introduced the ability for plants to evolve bioluminescent flowers to attract pollinators, though the developer fully admitted in a video that he did so mainly because he thought it would look cool in a trailer.
  • Seashine: Most "plants" glow in some fashion. Their encyclopedia entries mention that they do so to attract small prey.
  • The Sims 3: The Life Fruit is a mystical fruit with resurrection properties that gently glows and sports a cute little glimmering halo. It can even be used as a natural light source on the lot. Supernatural also introduced some varieties of bioluminescent mushrooms that can be used to craft potions.
  • Sky: Children of the Light: Wax-giving plants have a slight blue glow around their edges. Tree-bound mushroom caps in the Hidden Forest also glow brightly and will restore your light if you stand close enough to them.
  • Starbound:
    • Bioluminescence biomes are full of glowing plants, alongside glowing rocks and glowing critters. You can harvest the local flora's "glow fibre" to create glowsticks and glowing furniture to light up your own nights, some of which just consist of potting glowing bushes, flowers and vines to use as nightlamps.
    • Slime biomes are full of glowing slime pods.
    • Florans illuminate their homes with glowing plants that give off a muted green light, instead of using more conventional methods of illumination. Their chief reason for doing this is because, being intelligent plants themselves, they have a profound fear of fire.
    • The ocean floors are lit with glowing "oshrooms", or ocean mushrooms.
  • Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life (a remake of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life) still has the large flower shaped plants in the forest, as well as glowing mushrooms in the Nature Sprites' home. Your character comments on the ones in the Sprites' house when looking at them, asking how they even do that.
  • Streetpass Mii Plaza: Several legendary flowers the Miis can groom in Flower Town emit glistening lights, namely the Jack-O'Luna, the Neonara, the Goldenglow, the Feisty Fireworks, and the Sparklestar. After all they are legendary, so it makes them all the more beautiful. All of them are based on light sources: a Jack-O'Lantern, neons, a lantern, fireworks and a starry sky respectively.
  • Subnautica: Many deep-sea plants (including a tree) are just as bioluminescent as the rest of the living things living there. This was probably to exaggerate the stereotypical abyssal theme, since many bioluminescent creatures live in this biome in Real Life.
  • Sunless Sea: Varchas, the Mirrored City, harbors an intense aversion towards darkness. Amongst the many light sources found in the city are some omnipresent luminescent "fungal flowers". One of the quests has Varchas' main mirror shattered, stripping the town of most of its lights, and the fungi stopped glowing at the same time.
  • Sunless Skies: The Reach features a lot of glowing mushroom as well as luminescent spores floating in the air to ramp up the Scenery Porn. Some of these luminous mushrooms are in the same plane as the gameplay, and their blue light is powerful enough to illuminate a decent area around them.
  • The Subspace Emissary: The grotto Kirby, Mario, Link, Pit and Yoshi visit after storming into King Dedede's castle has several patches of glowing mushrooms to provide some light in several areas.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon: Luminescent mushrooms grow on the massive tree around which the Haunted Towers are built, adding to the general eeriness of the building.
    • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam: The flowers in the darkest part of Gloomy Woods glow in a soothing, yellow light adding to the eerie and supernatural atmosphere. Unfortunately, that doesn't ward the Boos away.
    • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars: In the end credits, bioluminescent Toads march in the parade as it transitions to night. This is the only time in the series that Toads have been seen with this ability.
  • Terraria:
    • All seven of the magic herbs glow when they are in bloom, drawing attention that they can be harvested.
    • The Glowing Mushrooms are a bioluminescent type of mushrooms that can be found in large pockets underground, and both glow bright blue and darken the area around them somehow. Painting them from Version 1.4.4 onwards changes the color of light they glow.
  • Undertale: A lot of places in Waterfall (and a secret location in Snowdin) contain bioluminescent mushrooms that emanate a light blue glow. They can be turned off and on when interacted with.

    Webcomics 
  • Charby the Vampirate: The titular character ends up receiving a pair of glowing acorns from an entity in Kellwood forest that contain some of its essence. He gives one to Victor since he knows Vic is somehow connected to the entity even if Victor is completely unaware.
  • Girl Genius: When Agatha's group is traveling the river beneath Paris they pass several groupings of giant glowing toadstools on the riverbanks.
  • Roza: At one point, the titular character enters a dark tunnel lit only by the faint aquamarine glow of clusters of mushrooms growing throughout it.
  • Unsounded: The Inak traditionally grow glowing mushrooms for ambient light in their underground villages.

    Web Original 
  • Orion's Arm: Luminous plants and fungi are among the various ways some cultures keep their ambient light up. Examples include the fields of glowing trees, grasses and mushrooms that provide light for Bism, the deepest of Mercury's cavern layers.
  • Sagan 4: In the Alpha timeline, many types of flora can glow, including flashkelps, glowshrooms, and nightcrystals.
  • SCP Foundation: One file deals with SCP-621 ("Hypnobulbs"). SCP-621 are an anomalous variant of several types of plants, including tulips (particularly Didier's tulips), roses and lettuce. They are naturally bioluminescent in a variety of colors, but most often purple, blue, or green. The glow has a hypnotizing effect on human beings and many types of animals that causes them to protect the plant.
  • Serina: The longdark lantern, a highly derived descendant of dandelions from the hothouse age, produces a single immense flower during the months-long antarctic polar night. To ensure that this is as visible to pollinators as possible in the darkness, it glows brightly with a steady white light, produced using energy collected and stored away by the plant during the several years that go between each flowering. It also uses this as a defensive measure: the sap within a developing bloom remains glowing and visible for up to a day, lightning up like a beacon when a herbivore damages it and staining its body with a glowing mark, ensuring that plant-eaters either stay well away from it or are quickly disposed of by their own predators.
  • Taerel Setting:
    • In the Wosayum Glowshroom Bayou there are massive mushrooms that gro to the size of trees, and glow bright, electric, luminescent blue at night. They are simply referred to as "glowshooms" in the text. There are so many in the Wosayum Glowshroom Bayou they create an artificial blue sunlight, almost as bright as day. In the Caldar Mountain region, there is a form of moss called "Thai", a light blue, glowing moss with seeds spread on the wind.
    • There are also glowing mushrooms called "viatren varek" that grows in the caves of the Caldar Mountain region. The Vuya Shadowy Forest is full of bioluminescence with many bioluminesct plants growing under the Aenite trees. One of the glowing plants of this region is the "Evodia", a blue glowing moss, native to this forest. In the Ustves Golden Fall Grove region, most of the plants glow, such glowing plants include: A funnel shaped mushroom with an orange glow at night. They have the nickname "midnight sun".
    • "Nature's Path" is another glowing plant of the Ustves Golden Fall Grove, a moss that glows when disturbed. There is also the plant with a glowing blue bulb at its tip, called the ‘Voice of Lost Souls’, that releases glowing spores when disturbed. In the Whir Boreal Wetland, there is the Whir, a bioluminescent seaweed.
    • Nys'aw Cold Forest has such glowing plants as the b'vaunyu, algae type plant that glows cyan, arkir, a succulent like plant with red glowing leaves and the Vyira, a brightly green glowing wall creeping plant found throughout the caves.
    • In the Ward'ent Volcanic Stones Plains, there is the Ward’ent berry bush, glowing a luminescent white; in the Soskel Black Beach, a glowing type of berry called the wikeri.

    Western Animation 
  • The Dragon Prince: In "The Dagger and the Wolf", the cave Claudia seeks out to find ingredients for her tracking spell is home to a mini-biosphere lit by bioluminescent mushrooms.
  • Hilda: "The Yule Lads": The flowers of the Sonstansil Tree glow orange.
  • My Little Pony:
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks:
    • "Moist Vessel": There are pink bulbs that, when plucked from the large blue plant they grow on, will glow and then explode.
    • "Mugato, Gumato": The forests of Frylon IV are filled with glowing purple pods growing on stalks from the ground and glowing blue flowers hanging from the trees.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
    • "Bombad Jedi": Rodia is shown to have large creeping vines with glowing round growths which are planted along tall buildings and walls in public places.
    • "Nomad Droids": Pattitite Pattuna is cover by fields of grass-like stems studded with glowing blue, lilac and blue berry-like structures, as well as clusters of glowing red globes and dangling roots floating through the air.
    • Umbara's native trees bear various rectangular or circular patches on their trunks, as well as pronged, trident-like structures on top of taller stems, that glow with lilac or red light, making them easily visible in the planet's perpetual night.

    Real Life 
  • Though not technically plants, dinoflagellates, a type of algae, are both photosynthetic and bioluminescent and will glow when disturbed.
  • Scientists have created genetically engineered plants which can glow.

 
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