A Dire Plant is meant to resemble a large flower. Its base is green and is surrounded by four light green leaves, the same color as the stem. Its hexagonal face is green with yellow border. Its mouth is jagged and its eyes are glowing yellow. Its face is decorated by four pink flower petals with white edges. The Heartless emblem is emblazoned on the lower half of its body.
"Dire" is a word that means "dreadful" or "ominous", while "plant" clearly refers to the Dire Plant's flower-like appearance.
Dire Plants are easily defeated, as they remain stationary and possess little HP. Their only attack causes them to shoot seeds from their maw, an attack easily avoided through the use of Dodge Roll. The Flower-elemental seed attack has a mere 5% chance of inflicting the Blinded status effect, which causes physical attacks to miss. While a simple chain of physical attacks can eliminate a Dire Plant, the use of Block against its seed attack will knock the projectile back at the Heartless, instantly defeating it.