Normal: "A plant fiend that can move just like any other creature. Its rapid-fire Seed Burst hinders the advance of would-be attackers." Oversoul: "A plant fiend that can move just like any other creature. Oversouled, it's now able to cause MP damage with MP Crush, so watch out!" — Scan
The Purpurea is an enemy from Final Fantasy X-2. They are of no threat and can be dealt with a simple Fire spell.
In the Fiend Tale endings, one notable Purpurea was created from the spirit of a flower cared for by an elderly couple who were murdered by a servant girl who killed them for the gil. Though intending to take revenge finding the old woman that the servant girl had become once it regain its memories, the Purpurea sees that the woman suffered enough and renounces revenge before passing on to the Farplane to be reunited with its masters.