The steppes of Pangaea you may imagine to still contain frost-burned and leafless trees where there are no buds on branches and little hint of greenery after the immensely destructive nuclear war. This combination enhances the eerie desolation inside ground zero around the Ark zone. The war did devastate the Earth to its very core with the massive movement of the tectonic plates, which caused massive impact on the climate. These climatic and environmental consequences were not simply negative, but vastly different. We have alluded to the results of radiation on the mutation of various animals and even the human population, but one must ask this very penetrating question are all of these change negative?
As the very resilient and irrepressible Earth began its remarkable and magnificent ascent to life there was a vast array of flora and fauna began to flourish in the new environment and climate of Pangaea. There were many types of common vegetation that could not adapt to the new climate, but the new vegetation have developed through Darwinian evolutionary protocols− survival of the fittest. These new species of grass thrive in both sun and shade, are very slow growing, and are drought-tolerant.
The newly developed flowers of the Pangaea were extremely different and adaptable to a very harsh and predator ridden environment, so the flowers adjusted and modified to become predatory themselves. The predatory plants derive most of their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals. They have adapted to grow in Pangaea where the soil is thin and poor in nutrients.
In the continuing struggle to survive, many plants have developed adaptations to cope with predation. One of these tactics is to produce sharp thorns. This deters large animals from stripping all of the foliage. Another method of protection is for a plant to produce chemicals that either kill or deter an animal or insect from eating that plant. Plants that have both toxic chemicals and thorns are equipped to handle many different threats.
Most of the plants, trees, and bushes in Pangaea produce some type of toxin or chemical substance that is poisonous to something else to counter attacks of animals, insects, and even humans. Some creatures have specialized digestive systems and can simply eat the toxins and not be affected at all, but other animals or insects can digest micro amounts and die instantly, or the toxins may cause sleep or cause vivid hallucinations, weakness, or loss of concentration
Every living creature of the New World will constantly come into contact with objects in the environment and study their ability to impact the surrounding environment. To survive you need to learn to recognize certain types of vegetation and the effects of contact with them. If you would like to learn more about the vegetation of Pangaea please sign up for the newsletter by filling out the form below.