The following experiments were performed to evaluate the extent of SCP-780's abilities
Host Plant: Sunflower
Result: Full-grown sunflower produced in 24 hours, with one new copy of SCP-780 within flower
Host Plant: Photograph of sunflower used in Experiment 780-e1
Result: Resulting flower was identical to the one produced in Experiment 780-e1
Host Plant: Painting of sunflower used in Experiment 780-e1
Result: Resulting flower was similar to the one produced in Experiment 780-e1, but slight differences (number of petals, shades of color) showed it to be a copy of the painting, not the original plant.
Host Plant: Painting of sunflower, with only a single purple petal rather than many yellow ones
Result: Resulting flower matched that of the painting
Host Plant: The word "sunflower"
Result: No response
Host Plant: A one-paragraph description of a sunflower
Result: Resulting flower matched description in paragraph
Host Plant: A one-paragraph description of a bush which produces chocolate bars
Result: Resulting bush shares physical appearance with description, but "chocolate bars" are in fact fruit, with a dark, fleshy interior that (according to D-class testers) only has a passing resemblance to the taste of chocolate. Each fruit contains a copy of SCP-780, indicating that these fruits would normally contain seeds on their interior.
Host Plant: A one-paragraph description of a bush which produces health bars which contain a week's worth of calories and nutrients in every bite
Result: Resulting bush shares physical appearance with description, with the "bars" again being fruits containing copies of SCP-780. Tests verify that these are fairly nutritious, with a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, but only contain slightly more sustenance than an ordinary fruit or vegetable. Further research on exploiting SCP-780 to provide variety in the Site ██ canteen on hold pending approval.
If we can make fruits as healthy as Brussels sprouts but as tasty as strawberries, imagine the marketing possibilities…we just need to find a way to remove the copy of SCP-780 embedded at the heart of each fruit.
- Dr. █████████
Host Plant: A one-paragraph description of [DATA EXPUNGED]
Result: [DATA EXPUNGED]
Host Plant: SCP-038
Result: Resulting plant appeared identical to SCP-038, but lacked its ability to reproduce items touched to its trunk
Host Plant: SCP-143
Result: Resulting tree identical in appearance with SCP-143. Bark has the same hardness as SCP-143, but pieces removed from SCP-780-1 lose this property and retain only the hardness typical of a Prunus x yedoensis tree. Petals have no unusual properties.
Host Plant: SCP-417
Result: While exhibiting the outward appearance of SCP-417, fruit only contain more copies of SCP-780
Further testing on plant-like SCP objects is suspended, as their unique abilities do not appear to be reproduced.
- Dr. █████████