Scythe Tree (encyclopedia)
A hideous, sadistic plant known as a scythe tree roams the land ready to attack any wandering prey. The scythe tree is an intelligent plant but does little with its intellect other than devise new and cruel methods to torment its food once it has secured meals - dryad flesh is particularly intoxicating to its palate.
The monstrous plant looks like a dark brown tree, 20 feet tall, with dark, twisted roots; a few reddish-brown leaves hang on the gnarled, wickedly curved scythe-like branches that give it its name. What looks like a long scar in the centre of the tree's trunk splits open to reveal a toothy mouth when the creature attacks, which it does as soon as anyone comes within reach.