The Fodderball Weed is a round, rolling, plains-dwelling succulent plant from Darwin IV that makes up the thornbacks' usual forage. They were first named by the First Darwinian Expedition's chief botanist Dr. Dorothea Kay the human.
These common plants of the plains are small spheres formed of thin, water-rich branches emanating from a central axle. Their lightweight construction puts them at the mercy of almost every breeze, which carries them great distances across the ground. There have even been reports of fodderballs airborne, though they travel neither very far nor very high.