Foxglove Leshy

Family: Leshy

Large plant (leshy) Swarm; neutral

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
HP 94 (9d10+45)
Speed 30 ft.

18 (+4) 17 (+3) 20 (+5) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 19 (+4)

Saving Throws Con +8, Cha +7
Skills Acrobatics +6, Athletics +7, Nature +3, Perception +5, Stealth +6 (+8 among flowers)
Damage Resistances non-magical bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage, poison
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, prone, restrained, stunned
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


  • Plant Speech. flower plants
  • Plant Form. Small foxglove plant with numerous flowers
  • Verdant Burst. When the Foxglove leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 27 (6d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. All non-plant creatures in the area must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or suffer 9 (2d8) poison damage and be poisoned until the end of their next turn. On a successful save, a non-plant creature takes half as much damage and is not poisoned. This area immediately fills with foxglove flowers, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for foxgloves, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Swarm. The leshy can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a Tiny flower. The swarm can’t regain hit points or gain temporary hit points.


  • Frenzied Bites. The Foxglove leshy swarms and bites all creatures it occupies a square with. Each target must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or suffer 13 (3d8) piercing damage plus 9 (2d8) poison damage and be poisoned until the end of their next turn. On a successful save, a target takes half as much damage and is not poisoned.


‘Foxglove’ may be the least threatening of the names this plant has held over the years. Those more aware of the dangers this plant possess have given it other titles, such as Witch’s Gloves and Deadman’s Bells. Druids with a more vindictive spirit may be more drawn to such names, creating more powerful and aggressive forms of the Foxglove leshy. Always handle with care!

A rather tall plant, the beautiful cluster flowers of the foxglove are easy to spot, rising above the low brush of hillsides and meadows. Its name derives from its bell-like flowers, which were thought to be worn by foxes to silence their footsteps on a hunt. A perfect height for grazing animals, foxglove flowers typically go untouched, as the powerful toxins they contain are strong enough to kill even a human. However, when respected this plant can provide wonderful boons. Hummingbirds and bees thrive off foxglove nectar, and its compounds have even been used to create heart medication.

The Foxglove leshy is a wise and cunning creature, though as a swarm it has trouble making decisions. Most often the leshy wishes to frolic in fields, but will lend aid if asked properly. When provoked, the leshy amplifies the dosage of its natural medications, turning them to deadly poisons.

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