Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: All recovered seeds, fruits and plants of SCP-XXXX are to be transported to cold storage kept at -1.1 degrees Celsius and titled SCP-XXXX, accessible only to Level 2 personnel or higher. A greenhouse is to be maintained where several instances of SCP-XXXX will be taken care of, grown and researched.
Description: SCP-XXXX consists of various species of fruit and vegetables physically identical to commercially-grown crops. The first few instances of SCP-XXXX were recovered in [REDACTED], Arizona at a local farmer's market after several reports of "human vegetables" being sold were filed. Foundation agents are currently working to find instances of SCP-XXXX being commercially sold or owned. MTF XX-XX "Pests" are regularly deployed to households to detect instances under the guise of possible food contamination
To one ignorant of SCP-XXXX, the differences between normal fruits and instances of SCP-XXXX are nearly undetectable. However, once split open, instances will begin to leak out varying amounts of human blood proportional to the size of the fruit. In more mature subjects, miniature human organs and skeletal structures can be seen. The blood, organs and the skeleton of the fruit have been reported to taste similar to the fruit it identifies itself as. SCP-XXXX possess slight memetic abilities that persuade a nearby target to consume them for reproduction. The plant of SCP-XXXX appears to be made out of flesh, with thin spines for the branches and joints at the nodes. They appear to be sentient, as if you attempt to harm them, they flail their appendages about to inflict minor damage.
When an organism, or SCP-XXXX-A, ingests SCP-XXXX, the subject will immediately spit it out. However, tiny gametes swimming through the blood is usually swallowed and they will plant themselves into the stomach. These gametes have been proven to be resistant to stomach acid, as well as most acids. SCP-XXXX-A will attain a much bigger appetite in the ensuing 2-3 weeks, to provide nutrients for the parasitic juvenile. After 1 month, the subject will begin to stiffen and, in human cases, report difficulty moving. After a month and a half, the subject will be rooted through the ground via very powerful roots that suddenly emerge through the subject's feet. Over a period of 2 weeks, the subject rapidly decreases in size and starts thinning. It is theorized that the majority of the mass of the subject goes to the roots, to look like an average plant. The finalization of the process comes at the 2 month mark, where SCP-XXXX-A looks similar to a normal plant. Since the plant's host normally possesses animal cells, it does not possess chloroplasts and therefore cannot photosynthesize. To adapt, it secretes a wax around the stem and leaves that produces a sweet smell. Insects and small rodents are attracted to the scent, and attempt to ingest the plant. The animal will be immobilized in the wax, where SCP-XXXX absorbs it. SCP-XXXX will produce fruit of similar yield to the average plant depending on how well it has been fed.