Norris Roots were rare and beautiful plants that were native on the world of Almar. A reddish dye could be made from the root which was naturally resistant to energy from blaster bolts or lightsabers. During the days of the Second Sith War, a methodology existed for producing naturally energy-resistant Jedi and Sith robes, by deliberately staining them with pigments with the dye of the Norris root.