It can be dangerous because it has a 33% chance of countering any attack with Leech, a spell which works like Drain, and every three turns has a 33% chance of using Stonetouch, inflicting Petrify on a character. Fira spells are effective against them.
Mandrake is another name for the mandragora genus of plants. [view·edit·purge]Mandragora is a plant belonging to the nightshade family. According to legends surrounding witchcraft, when mandragoras (Mandrake plants) are uprooted, they emit a piercing scream which kills all who hear it.