Item #: SCP-C873

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Agent Kazama will undergo a mandatory mental evaluation once every 15 days and a mandatory physical examination once every 30 days. Failure to report to either without notice from Agent Kazama within one hour of the scheduled time is to be treated as a Low Level Containment Breach. Agent Kazama is allowed to schedule these dates as convenient for himself.

Two consecutive failures to schedule an appointment in a timely manner will result in immediate mandatory mental evaluation and physical examination, and may result in recontainment based on previous containment procedures. Extenuating circumstances and effort made by Agent Kazama to avoid these circumstances will be considered when evaluating recontainment.

Description: SCP-C873 is an Ipomoea alba1 with a single white flower. The plant's stem is 1.2 cm long, creating the impression that the plant lacks a vine and instead has roots extending directly from the base of the flower. The flower is roughly 8 cm in diameter, with slight shrinkage of the petals recorded occasionally.

SCP-C873 is currently located partially inside of Foundation Agent Daniel Kazama's right eye socket. The flower rests on the surface of Agent Kazama's face, and the root system has entangled with Agent Kazama's cranial blood vessels and severed optic nerve. SCP-C873's roots are able to take in nutrients through the blood vessels in an unknown manner, keeping the plant alive. Roots attached to the inside of the eye socket maintain the socket's shape, and act as an anchor to change the flower's direction in a limited range.

The roots are also capable of mimicking the optic nerve, taking in visual information and transmitting it to the brain. Agent Kazama has stated that vision through SCP-C873 is indistinguishable from vision through his mundane, organic left eye. SCP-C873 will bloom and close as consciously controlled by Agent Kazama, and is not affected by light level as mundane moonflowers are.

SCP-C873 causes no significant physical discomfort to Agent Kazama. Consistent mental evaluations and physical examinations have been deemed necessary in order to ensure Agent Kazama's safety and the containment of SCP-C873. Removal has been currently deemed unnecessarily life-threatening due to insufficient understanding of the entanglement of SCP-C873's root system with Agent Kazama's circulatory and nervous system.

Acquisition: Agent Kazama was involved in the covert containment of SCP-C███, and sustained injuries to his face during capture. Due to extensive damage to the eyeball and surrounding musculature, an enucleation was performed. SCP-C873 was found in a fully-formed state while Agent Kazama was in inpatient care during his recovery, despite daily inspection by Foundation medical staff as part of standard post-operative procedures. No foreign bodies were detected during these inspections, and surveillance cameras, room entry logs, and other records show no abnormal activity suggesting outside intervention. Traces of I. alba pollen were found within the air filtration system connected to the room in which Agent Kazama was kept, but it is unknown if the pollen originated from SCP-C873 or from another specimen.

Addendum A: Partial sections of notable mental evaluation interviews with Agent Kazama are attached below.

Addendum B: A containment breach occurred on ██/██/████, in which Agent Kazama acted to aid recontainment. During the breach, Agent Kazama sustained facial injuries and SCP-C873's flower was severed from the vine. A physical evaluation of SCP-C873 was conducted following medical attention, and Agent Kazama was interviewed to ensure his safety was not at risk. The following includes a section of the interview.

Addendum C: A flower bud has regrown from SCP-C873's severed stem, and is currently growing at a rate consistent with non-anomalous I. alba specimens. SCP-C873 has been left uncovered in order to encourage further growth of the stem and avoid the flowering of SCP-C873 inside of Agent Kazama's eye socket.

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