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Plants are found all across Terraria, and may grow from certain block types given various conditions. Most can be harvested for use, and may additionally drop seeds for replanting. Different biomes generally have distinct plant life.

Grass[edit | edit source]

Grass enables many plants to grow on it. Grass covers most of the above ground landscape. There are six types of grass: Normal, Corrupt, Crimson, Mushroom, Jungle and Hallow.

Image Name Color Soil Type Location Plants
Grass.png Grass Green Dirt Block.png Dirt Surface of Forests, Floating Islands Trees, Mushrooms, wild grass, Daybloom, Yellow Marigold
Corrupt grass.png Corrupt Grass Purple Dirt Block.png Dirt Surface of The Corruption Corrupt Trees, Vile Mushrooms, wild corrupt grass, Deathweed, Thorny Bushes
Crimson grass.png Crimson Grass Red Dirt Block.png Dirt Surface of Crimson Crimson Trees, Vicious Mushrooms, wild crimson grass, Deathweed, Thorny Bushes
Mushroom grass.png Mushroom Grass Blue Mud Block.png Mud Mushroom Biome Glowing Mushrooms, giant glowing mushrooms
Jungle grass.png Jungle Grass Lime green Mud Block.png Mud Jungle, Underground Jungle Jungle Trees, wild jungle grass, Moonglow
Underground Jungle: Thorny Bushes, Jungle Spores, Jungle Rose, Moonglow, Nature's Gift
Hallowed grass.png Hallowed Grass Cyan Dirt Block.png Dirt Surface of The Hallow Hallowed Trees, Regular Mushrooms, flowery grass, Daybloom

Moss[edit | edit source]

Moss is a grass-like plant that grows on stone blocks. It comes in five colors, and one color can be found throughout each third of a given map (three colors per world), either randomly on cave surfaces or in "moss chambers" with a matching mossy stone wall. Moss sprouts fuzz that can be cut like grass weeds, and mossy stone requires one more hit to break than clean stone, but otherwise moss does nothing. Moss will be destroyed if the stone block it is on becomes ebonstone, crimstone, or pearlstone.
Pc only.png Fire Moss is a special variant of Moss that can only grow in the lava layers of the Cavern. Fire Moss glows in the dark as lava does.

Moss colors
Moss Red.png Moss Yellow.png Moss Green.png Moss Blue.png Moss Purple.png Moss Fire.png
Red Yellow Green Blue Purple Fire Pc only.png

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Herbs are used at a Placed Bottle to craft potions. Herbs can be found all across the world, or in Herb Bags, and can be harvested with almost any weapon or tool. Each herb will bloom when certain requirements are met. Herbs harvested while blooming will drop 1-3 seeds of its kind in addition. Herbs can also be grown in Clay Pots or Planter Boxes. There are currently 7 different herbs.

Plant Seeds Biome Grows on... Blooms...
Blinkroot.png Blinkroot
Internal Item ID: 315
Blinkroot Seeds.png Underground Dirt or Mud At random
Daybloom.png Daybloom
Internal Item ID: 313
Daybloom Seeds.png Surface Pure or Hallowed grass During the day
Deathweed.png Deathweed
Internal Item ID: 316
Deathweed Seeds.png Corruption
Ebonstone, Corrupt Grass,
Crimstone, or Crimson Grass
During a Blood Moon or a Full Moon (Pc only.png)
Fireblossom.png Fireblossom
Internal Item ID: 318
Fireblossom Seeds.png Underworld Ash Sunset (from 3:45pm to 7:30pm) (Pc only.png) or when submerged in Lava (Console only.png Mobile only.png)
Moonglow.png Moonglow
Internal Item ID: 314
Moonglow Seeds.png Jungle Jungle Grass During the night
Shiverthorn.png Shiverthorn
Internal Item ID: 2358
Shiverthorn Seeds.png Snow Snow, Ice After enough time
Waterleaf.png Waterleaf
Internal Item ID: 317
Waterleaf Seeds.png Desert Sand or Pearlsand During rain Pc only.png or on console while submerged under water

Mushrooms[edit | edit source]

Mushrooms grow randomly on most terrain in the land of Terraria. They will only grow on their type of blocks. There are currently 6 species of mushrooms:

Name Location Notes
Mushroom.png Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 5
Surface, on regular Grass. Consumable. Used for healing items.
Glowing Mushroom.png Glowing Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 183
Any layer, on Mushroom Grass Doesn't always yield mushrooms and may yield Mushroom Grass Seeds when harvested.
Vile Mushroom.png Vile Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 60
Any layer, on Corrupt Grass. Can be used at a Placed Bottle to make Vile Powder.
Vicious Mushroom.png Vicious Mushroom Pc only.png
Internal Item ID: 2887
Any layer, on Crimson Grass. Can be used at a Placed Bottle to make Vicious Powder.
Green Mushroom.png Green Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 1108
Cavern layer Used at the Dye Vat to make Green Dye.
Teal Mushroom.png Teal Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 1107
Underground Used at the Dye Vat to make Teal Dye.

Regular Mushrooms can be turned into Vile Mushrooms and vice versa using Purification Powder, Unholy Water, or Holy water respectively.

Vines[edit | edit source]

Regular vine
Jungle Vines.png
Jungle vine
Hallowed Vines.png
Hallowed vine
Crimson Vines.png
Crimson vine
Vines redirects here. For the item dropped by Man Eaters, see Vine.

Vines can be seen hanging from Dirt Blocks if grass has spread there, or from Mud Blocks with Jungle Grass. In either case, there must be empty space below for vines to grow (a Torch or a Wood Platform, for example, will block them). Vines can be cut easily with nearly any Weapon or Tool, as the whole vine will instantly be destroyed if the top piece of the vine or the block that the vine is hanging from is destroyed. If that cannot be done, a vine can be destroyed by hitting it with a pickaxe or latching onto the block it is hanging from with a grappling hook. Vines block light, but do not impede movement. The vines can be colored if the block they spawn from is painted.

Unlike tall grass, vines do not require sunlight and will grow underground or in front of walls.

Hallow vines will spread Hallow, and Crimson vines will spread Crimson.

Vines will never drop the Vine object; this is an uncommon Man Eater drop.

The Guide to Plant Fiber Cordage allows the collection of Vine Ropes from vines.

Cactus[edit | edit source]

Cactus seen in a Desert
Main article: Cactus

Cactus grow naturally on Sand in the Desert biome, they can be cut with an axe and used to make weapons, armor, potions and placeables. Mining the sand block underneath it will cause the entire plant to drop.

Thorny bushes[edit | edit source]

A thorny bush in the Corruption
A thorny bush in the Underground Jungle

Thorny Bushes are plants that grow naturally in the Corruption, the Crimson and the Underground Jungle, like grass. Unlike grass though, Thorny Bushes will damage the player on contact. Currently, there are three types of thorny bushes: brown bushes that grow in the Underground Jungle which deal 25 damage, purple bushes that grow in the Corruption that deal 10 damage, and red bushes that grow in the Crimson that also deal 10 damage. Thorny Bushes grow in all directions (not just upwards), and may spread. All NPCs and enemies are immune to them. They cannot be obtained as an item. The Corruption variant of Thorny Bushes spreads corruption, and the Crimson variant spreads crimson. The Jungle variant, however, does not spread jungle grass. Thorny bushes cannot grow over or otherwise affect vines. Therefore, vines can prevent the propagation of Corruption/Crimson across large gaps that would otherwise require careful maintenance. However corrupt/crimson bushes will convert jungle bushes in Hardmode. Additionally, in Hardmode, the Corruption/Crimson can convert Jungle thorny bushes into the Corruption/Crimson versions and continue to spread.

Sunflowers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sunflower

Sunflowers are a surface plant, prevent the spread of The Corruption and The Crimson and provide the normal biome atmosphere, clarifying up the ambient, and a buff to players in a 50-tile radius, increasing movement speed and reducing monster spawn rate in a minor effect. However, they will only affect the blocks they are on.

Life Fruit[edit | edit source]

Main article: Life Fruit

Life Fruits can be consumed to permanently increase the player's Health by 5 points. They are found in the Jungle during Hardmode, Pc only.png after defeating one Mechanical Boss. Console only.pngMobile only.pngOn the Console and Mobile versions, Life Fruits can be found prior to defeating a Mechanical Boss, just in much smaller numbers; defeating a Mechanical Boss increases the amount that can grow.

Dye Plants[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dye
Placed Inventory
Plants that produce dye materials. Teal Mushroom.png Green Mushroom.png Sky Blue Flower.png Yellow Marigold.png Blue Berries.png Lime Kelp.png Pink Prickly Pear.png Orange Bloodroot.png

Dye Plants can be crafted into Dyes at a Dye Vat. They can be encountered in various biomes.

Strange Plants[edit | edit source]

Strange Plant (placed).png
Placed strange plants.
Main article: Strange Plant

Strange Plants are a very rare variety of plants that can be traded with the Dye Trader for different, animated dyes.

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Dye plants now glow from spelunking effects.
    • Strange Plants introduced.
    • Vicious Mushrooms introduced.
    • Sunflowers give a new buff "Happy" when near them, just like the campfire
    • Thorny bushes added to the Crimson.
  • 1.2.1:
    • Sunflowers reduce Crimson's effects
  • 1.2:
    • New plants.
    • Crimson grass introduced.
  • 1.1:
    • Cacti no longer damage players that touch them.
  • 1.0.6:
    • Thorny bushes are now destroyed on contact with the player.
    • Cacti will no longer cause knockback or destroy blocks as they grow.
  • 1.0.5:
    • Rate of plant growth is slowed.
    • Vines that refused to grow longer than 1 tile in length while underwater will now grow correctly.
  • 1.0.4: Jungle plants now grow underwater.
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