Dragons are creatures with nearly unlimited life spans. They can survive for long periods of time, and no one has found a dragon that has died of old age. Adolescence is usually marked by the growth of a hatchling’s wings, although not all breeds of dragons grow wings and some breeds have other traits that indicate the beginning of maturation. Once they hit adolescence, hatchlings change quickly, maturing to their full forms in only 2 years.
Dragons don’t communicate with each other verbally, but they will growl to scare off predators and frighten prey. Young dragons will emit an extremely high-pitched squeal when they are frightened. To communicate, they use telepathy with each other and to speak to other creatures.
Dark green dragons, once they mature, appear to become an entirely different species. However, this isn’t true. Rather, they burrow underground and get nutrients from their vines. These vines are sometimes referred to as Dragon Grass. These dragons are very violent, and will use their vines to capture, kill, and eat anything that moves, as well as nearby plants. Luckily, their range is limited and they cannot use magic. Dark green dragons tend to be easy to spot since they usually kill all plants around them and thus are usually surrounded by a large clearing.
Twisted Sunflowers is a striking looking dark green dragon. His dragon grass stretches further and reaches higher than many of the clan's vines. He's as vicious and violent as the best of them. However, there is one thing the others don't know about him, which Twisted considers his guilty secret - he has a fondness for duck! Nothing particularly special in that, of course - dark greens will eat anything they can catch. Twisted is particularly skilled at snapping them out of the air. When the ducks are migrating, there's a feeding frenzy around him, as his strong vines snake out in many directions, ducks falling with broken necks and feathers wafting in all directions. Some dragons even come to watch the show, keeping their distance, of course. Later, when his stomach is full and the sun has set, he quietly collects the duck feathers and lines his burrow with them. None of the others know of his weakness for a soft, cozy burrow and that's just the way he likes it!