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This lineage of Rupine mainly got taller and wider in order to grow above its ancestors. Cells close to the roots have started to produce small amounts of antifreeze glycoproteins, along with extra glucose, helping to prevent the steepine from freezing. Its deep, vivid leaf coloring helps it to soak up a lot of sunlight in the weak sunlight of the winter. Through atavism, it has retained the ability to absorb detritus, helping it sap up the little nutrients it can grab. While the steepine grows slowly, it pays off by producing thousands of seeds at a time, causing them to be surprisingly successful (albeit slow) at conquering new areas. Due to their highly airborne seeds, a population has also recently reached Glicker.