# What plant do I be, whether an apple or a tree?

Curved like a circle. Knotty sides. My color is . _.. . (old women brains). Specks of evil on my enlightened self. A strong mask to hide my true self. To protect the weak of what I am. What plant am I?

This is just something I sort of made off of the top of my head. Sorry in advance if it sucks and/or is easily solvable!

EDIT: I only just now realized that I screwed up that Morse Code. Heh heh, sorry!

UPDATE 3/30/19: So, this is going unanswered then I presume?

• Only color I can think of that matches the .__.. pattern is rot13(crnpu, juvpu vf nyfb n sehvg), but that doesn't seem to fit any other part of the puzzle. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:28
• I thought the dot/dash sequence was morse code, but it translates to "etne". Am I going in the right direction? Mar 9, 2019 at 11:32
• Thinking about it logically, even if we found out what the colour was, how would it narrow everything down to one plant? From this I deduce that the colour cannot be a natural colour like Green, Brown or Red. The colour must then be Blue or Yellow
Mar 9, 2019 at 21:59
• Well the morse code is now EDE. If it was converted to RGB with E being max and D being min, it would be magenta. No clue what to make of it. Apparently there could be a pun with "Fuchsia" but I don't think it fits the bill
Mar 9, 2019 at 22:19
• Well #ede is also magenta in hexadecimal however I see JellyBean said this and it is not the case. #ede000 is a code for yellow however I hope that this isn't the case. Could it also be an acronym? There are many acronyms for EDE
Mar 9, 2019 at 23:19

Im going to guess that it is

A watermelon

Because

It is curved like a circle but it is slightly elongated. A watermelon can have the appearance like a present, with stripes focused towards the top and bottom where they knot together. It is green which fits the length of ".--.." . An "enlightened" watermelon would show the soft red insides which contain very annoying (and evil) black seeds. A watermelon has a very hard shell that protects the fleshy inside.

an orange [fruit]
1. It's curved like a circle
2. knotted as in the top and the bottom seems like a knot [ where it's connected to the branch and the bottom ]
3. its color is orange hope that's the color of old women's brains
3. has a case to protect the inner weak fruit
4. has specs all over

I think it is

Lime (or lemon)

Curved like a circle

Yes it is.

Knotty sides

Yes! At least I think so. The place where it connects to the branch, there seem to be knots.

My colour is

Yellowish?! Not sure if it is like old women brains. I've never checked it out.

Specks of evil on my enlightened self

Yes it is evil. Try eating it. And enlightened = light (which is usually yellow in graphics related to enlightenment)

A strong mask to give my true self.

Has a strong outer shell and looks like a tiny little thing, but it's very sour in reality.

To protect the weak of what I am

I think so.

Update:

This is what I've progressed so far (after @JamesDouglas 's comment on the question)

The Morse code translates to EDE.

Update 2:

What do old women do?
Yell(ow) (No intended offence to anyone)

P.S. I haven't still figured out what brains refers to here.

• I couldn't figure out a proper reason, but lime seemed to fit in all the other clues. And it's colour is yellow which is a bit close to the peachish colour of the brain. Mar 6, 2019 at 19:18
• @RewanDemontay does the code for colour has anything to do with HTML colour codes? Mar 9, 2019 at 20:37
• Umm.... brain can be engine? Or steering wheel? Or the self driving software? Or the driver? Mar 10, 2019 at 13:39
• And by type of measurement, do you mean the measurement scales like CGS or SI? Mar 10, 2019 at 13:42
• To run an engine, fuel is required which can be measured in gallon, litre etc. Mar 10, 2019 at 13:47

I suppose you may be

a pumpkin

Curved like a circle.

Well, yes.

Knotty sides.

Pumpkins are often irregular, with small knots or scars on their rind. (Might also reference the stem, but that seems unlikely)

My color is . _ _. . (old women brains).

Orange seems to be the theme here, and this holds for a pumpkin.

Specks of evil on my enlightened self.

Pumpkin rinds often have little specks on them. (Or, perhaps, the seeds, but that seems less likely)

A strong mask to hide my true self. To protect the weak of what I am.

The outer rind, protecting the soft innards.

What plant am I?

Ginger

Curved like a circle.

While ginger is not spherical, it's edges are all curved

Knotty sides.

My color is . _ _. . (old women brains).

Light brown (not really sure what this riddle means)

Specks of evil on my enlightened self. A strong mask to hide my true self. To protect the weak of what I am.

Ginger has a strong smell?

Am I going in the right direction?

This is a rather stupid and super-vague puzzle that I made, so it's no wonder that no-one figured it out. Then again, this WAS my first question on this site, so I was pretty inexperienced with making proper puzzles back then.

Anyhoo, here's my official answer to my own question.

(The Stupid) Solution:

Banana

The Explanation:

Curved like a circle

Bananas have a curved shape, like, or similar to, a circle.

Knotty Sides

Bananas have that one elongated and knotty end on them.

My color is . _.. . (old women brains)

This is a conveluted part. ". _.. ." is Morse for "EDE." If we translate that to their numerical position in the alphabet, and we get "575." Now for the other part, we have some puns: old women=nanny+ brains=motor-nannymotor. This sounds like nanometers. Combinee with be 575, we get 575 nanometers, the wavelength for the color yellow. Like I said, this is pretty dumb. It's even more so without any given context (which was not given.) And bananas are yellow.

Specks of evil on my enlightened self.

Most bananas, which are yellow(~white=good/enlightened), have a few black(=evil) specks on them.

A strong mask to hide my true self. To protect the weak of what I am.

Bananas have peels to protect their fleshy insides.

A pretty stupid puzzle for sure. Now that mystery is cleared up!