The sweet smell of the segrelles tree is literally intoxicating, and truly addictive. It survives by finding a host -- someone to feed and care for it. This host is rewarded with the tree’s sweetest fruit, laced with a powerful narcotic that strengthens this bizarre bond between plant and animal. Part of this strange parasitic ritual is “feeding day,” when
this host, Casso, sacrifices the creatures of her garden to the tree.