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SCP-1105 in bloom

Item #: SCP-1105

Object Class: Euclid Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Complete containment of SCP-1105 has proved to be somewhat difficult, as it grows wild throughout the ██████ Valley near █████████, ██. As of 25JUN20██, specimens of SCP-1105 are being cultivated at an underground greenhouse at Research Sector-71. Mobile Task Force Gamma-3 ("Roundup"), under cover as the ██████ Lawn Care Service, has been dispatched to locate and eliminate patches of SCP-1105 remaining in the wild. MTF Phi-2 ("Nimrod") has been dispatched to eliminate instances of SCP-1105-2. The property formerly designated as Bio Site-1051, known publicly as the ██████████ Horticultural Research Center, now serves as a staging ground for MTFs Gamma-3 and Phi-2.

Description: SCP-1105 is a heretofore unknown species of Campanula, one of several genera in the family Campanulaceae (commonly known as the Bellflower family). It appears to be genetically closest to Campanula rotundifolia (common names: Scottish Bluebell, Harebell, Dead Man's Bells), but also shares genetic markers with C. rapunculus (common names: Rampion, Rampion Bellflower).2 As with many bellflower species, the leaves and roots of SCP-1105 are edible. Salads containing bellflower are a local delicacy in the area surrounding the ██████ Valley.

The anomalous properties of SCP-1105 become evident when the leaves or roots are ingested by a pregnant woman. After eating the leaves or roots of SCP-1105, a pregnant woman will experience cravings for the plant.3 These cravings have been found to be purely psychological in nature, but the subject may experience physical symptoms of depression if further supplies of SCP-1105 are unavailable. Beginning 5-10 days after the last consumption of SCP-1105, the subject will complain of nightmares. Said nightmares have differed in detail from subject to subject, but all have involved a black rabbit in the company of an infant. Said rabbit as described is recognizable as a local variety which is common in, and apparently unique to the ██████ Valley.4. As the nightmares continue, the rabbit will creep closer and closer to the subject, and the infant will become less and less distinct, finally obscured as the rabbit fills the subject’s vision entirely. The nightmares last an average of 3-4 weeks if no further SCP-1105 is eaten; pregnancy and childbirth will proceed normally.

If the subject is allowed to further consume SCP-1105, nightmares will cease as long as SCP-1105 is eaten in response to a 'craving'. During this time, sightings of the local variety of rabbit, designated SCP-1105-2, in the vicinity of the subject will increase. Subjects have been noted to react in a positive manner to the presence of SCP-1105-2, displaying signs of an elevated mood.

Approximately 15 weeks from the initial point of consumption, the subject will go into labor, regardless of the progression of the pregnancy.5 The subject will proceed to give birth to a litter of rabbits of the kind described in the nightmares. The size of the litter is generally directly proportional to the progression of pregnancy. These rabbits, designated as SCP-1105-1, have been identified as Sylvilagus ██████████, commonly the ███████ ██████████. Unlike most species of rabbit, individuals of SCP-1105-1 are precocial, being born fully furred, and with open eyes.

The subject will proceed to produce further litters of SCP-1105-1, again directly proportional to the progression of the pregnancy, for the next █-██ days. The subject will profess and display maternal affection towards SCP-1105-1, and consider them to be her children.

SCP-1105 came to the attention of The Foundation after a sharp rise in reported miscarriages in and around the towns of ████████████ and ███████. These ‘miscarriages’ were followed by violent acts committed by the bereaved mothers-to-be, directed at friends and family members. Interviews revealed that the subjects blamed those around them for the theft of their children. The subjects were fully willing to divulge the details of their pregnancy, despite the insistence those around them, that the subjects were merely suffering from depression following a traumatic event.

Specimens of SCP-1105-1 obtained by the Foundation have shown no anomalous behavior, and seem to be ordinary examples of S. ██████████. Upon decease, SCP-1105-1 begins to decay rapidly. Within 24 hours the remains will begin sprouting instances of SCP-1105. Consequently, any remains or tissue samples of SCP-1105-1 must be incinerated if not otherwise preserved.

Addendum 15JUN20██: MTF Phi-2 “Nimrod” has found evidence that humans are not the only vector for SCP-1105. Testing protocols for a variety of species are under review.

Addendum 25JUN20██:


NOTE: The following addendum was not part of the final revision posted to the wiki. An earlier version was posted but deleted.

Addendum updated 01AUG20██:


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