I'm designing an Anthropomorphic Lu-pine. (Get it? Cuz it's technically a tree, but it looks like a werewolf.) They are mobile, omnivorous plants, slightly larger than the average person. They are entirely plant but have developed pulvinar cells which act as muscles and various other systems to allow them to function similar to animals, however they have cell walls and photosynthesise.
By following Plantae taxonomy I came to the conclusion that they are classified as a type of conifer tree. That means they have pine cones (which is ok), but I also want them to have an animal aspect to it, but how would I incorporate this?
One idea I had was have the cone act like an egg. After the 'egg' is pollinated by one way or another, it is 'laid'. But then what? Should it be free moving from the get-go or should it start off rooted in place? Should they give live birth or gestate underground?
Any ideas for a method of development?