Flame Lily Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
HP 195 (26d6+104)
Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., fly 40 ft.

15 (+2) 16 (+3) 18 (+4) 13 (+1) 17 (+3) 21 (+5)

Saving Throws Con +6, Cha +9
Skills Acrobatics +6, Athletics +5, Medicine +6, Perception +6, Stealth +6, Survival +6
Damage Resistances fire, poison
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 18
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)


  • Plant Speech. flower plants
  • Plant Form. Small flame lily flower
  • Verdant Burst. When the Flame Lily leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 45 (8d10) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with flame lilies, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for flame lilies, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Multiattack. The Flame Lily leshy attacks three times as an action using either its Tendril, Lance-Tip Petal, or Poison Dart attacks.
  • Tendril. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (3d6) bludgeoning damage. On hit, the target is grappled (escape DC 16).
  • Lance-Tip Petal. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d10+3) piercing damage plus 2 (1d4) poison damage.
  • Poison Dart. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d8+3) piercing damage plus 4 (2d4) poison damage.
  • Dazzling Display (Recharge 5-6). Twirling in the wind, the Flame Lily leshy puts on a dizzying performance while moving up to 40 feet in any direction. Creatures within 5 feet of the leshy at any point during this movement must make a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or suffer 6d6 psychic damage and be stunned until the end of their next turn. On a successful save, a target takes half as much damage and is not stunned. The Flame Lily leshy does not provoke opportunity attacks when moving in this way.


Despite being incredibly toxic, the flame lily is also an important part of traditional medicine. The alkaloids that cause its toxicity can be used in regulated doses to treat numerous diseases and disorders, and the flower is harvested and sold to pharmaceutical companies.

This tropical climbing vine is adorned with beautiful flowers of red and orange, resembling an open flame. While butterflies and songbirds are attracted to the lance-like tepals, every part of this plant is highly poisonous and can result in death when its tubers are accidentally eaten.

The Flame Lily leshy does not want to be known as the poisonous leshy, and instead takes inspiration from the birds and butterflies that visit its plant.

This leshy floats gently through the sky, a beautiful sight as it twirls with the wind. Flame Lily Leshies are excellent medics, and will fly to those in need to deliver first aid.

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