Groot is a Marvel Comics superhero who first appears in Tales to Astonish #13 (November, 1960). Groot is of the species Floro colossus, large sentient alien trees with superhuman strength, durability and regeneration. The only thing Groot is able to say is "I am Groot." In his first appearance, Groot landed on Earth with the intent to take a small town back to his home planet. However, Groot was stopped by a scientist who released termites that ate him. However, Groot survived as a twig and in time, grew back its body. Groot took part in Annihilation: Conquest and later became a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.