Also called phinomel or purple phinomel, it is a flowering shrub that grows around rocks and stones where its root system takes root in the damp soil beneath. The name dragonkiss comes from the plants flowers. Each flower is a semi-transparent pod whose color comes from the potent, purple acid inside each pod. If the main plant is disturbed, the pods may squirt a stinging jet of acid capable of inflicting a serious burn. The secret to plucking the pods is to reach behind the pods and twist their stalks with a quick nimble movement. The acid is used by alchemists as a constituent part of a formula to transform base metals into metals of greater worth.