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For trees growing all across a Terraria world, see Trees.

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


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

Image Name Color Soil type Location Plants
Grass Grass
Internal Tile ID: 2
Green Dirt BlockDirt Surface of Forests, Floating Islands Trees, Mushrooms, wild Grass, Dayblooms, Yellow Marigolds
Corrupt grass Corrupt grass
Internal Tile ID: 23
Purple Dirt BlockDirt Surface of The Corruption Corrupt trees, Vile Mushrooms, wild Corrupt grass, Deathweed, Thorny bushes
Crimson grass Crimson grass
Internal Tile ID: 199
Red Dirt BlockDirt Surface of The Crimson Crimson trees, Vicious Mushrooms, wild Crimson grass, Deathweed, Thorny bushes
Mushroom grass Mushroom grass
Internal Tile ID: 70
Blue Mud BlockMud Glowing Mushroom biome Glowing Mushrooms, Giant Glowing Mushrooms
Jungle grass Jungle grass
Internal Tile ID: 60
Lime green Mud BlockMud Jungle, Underground Jungle Jungle trees, wild Jungle grass, Moonglow
Underground Jungle: Thorny bushes, Jungle Spores, Jungle Roses, Moonglows, Nature's Gifts
Hallowed grass Hallowed grass
Internal Tile ID: 109
Cyan Dirt BlockDirt Surface of The Hallow Hallowed trees, Mushrooms, wild Hallowed grass, Dayblooms

Mowed grass []

Image Name Color Soil type Source
Mowed grass Mowed grass
Internal Tile ID: 477
Green Dirt BlockDirt Lawn Mower used on grass
Mowed Hallowed grass Mowed Hallowed grass
Internal Tile ID: 492
Cyan Dirt BlockDirt Lawn Mower used on Hallowed grass
Image Grows On Notes
link= 472x20px Grass May drop Grasshoppers, Worms or their gold variants.
Corruption Plants.png Corrupt Grass Drops nothing. Contributes to Corruption biome tile count.
Short Crimson Plants.png Crimson Grass Drops nothing. Does not contribute to Crimson biome tile count.
Short Hallowed Plants.pngTall Hallowed flowers.png Hallowed Grass Drops nothing. Contributes to Hallowed biome tile count.
Short Jungle Plants.png
Tall Jungle Plants.png
Jungle Grass May drop Grubby, Sluggy, Buggy or Jungle Grass Seeds. Contributes to Jungle biome tile count.


Moss is a grass-like plant that grows on Stone Blocks. It comes in several different colors and can be found either randomly on cave surfaces or in moss chambers with a matching mossy wall. Moss sprouts fuzz that can be cut like grass weeds. On the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, it can be collected as an item using a Paint Scraper and used for replanting or crafting mossy walls.

This content is transcluded from Moss § Types.

Type Placed on
Stone BlockStone Block Gray BrickGray Brick()
Green Moss Green Moss
Internal Item ID: 4349
Green Moss placed Green Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Brown Moss Brown Moss
Internal Item ID: 4350
Brown Moss placed Brown Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Red Moss Red Moss
Internal Item ID: 4351
Red Moss placed Red Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Blue Moss Blue Moss
Internal Item ID: 4352
Blue Moss placed Blue Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Purple Moss Purple Moss
Internal Item ID: 4353
Purple Moss placed Purple Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Lava Moss Lava Moss
Internal Item ID: 4354
Lava Moss placed Lava Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Krypton Moss Krypton Moss
Internal Item ID: 4377
Krypton Moss placed Krypton Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Xenon Moss Xenon Moss
Internal Item ID: 4378
Xenon Moss placed Xenon Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Argon Moss Argon Moss
Internal Item ID: 4389
Argon Moss placed Argon Moss (placed) (bricks).png


Herbs are used at a Placed Bottle or an Alchemy Table to craft potions. They 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 their kind in addition.

This content is transcluded from Herbs § Types.There are currently 7 different types of herbs. In addition to their natural soil, herbs can also be grown in Clay Pots, or within Planter Boxes. The Daybloom can also be dropped from Angry Dandelions.

Plant Seeds Suitable soil Blooming condition
Blinkroot Blinkroot
Internal Item ID: 315
Blinkroot Seeds At random
Daybloom Daybloom
Internal Item ID: 313
Daybloom Seeds Daytime (4:30 AM to 7:29 PM)
Deathweed Deathweed
Internal Item ID: 316
Deathweed Seeds Blood Moon and Full Moon at nighttime (7:30 PM to 4:29 AM)
Fireblossom Fireblossom
Internal Item ID: 318
Fireblossom Seeds Sunset (3:45 PM to 7:30 PM) unless it is raining
Submersion in lava
Moonglow Moonglow
Internal Item ID: 314
Moonglow Seeds Nighttime (7:30 PM to 4:29 AM)
Shiverthorn Shiverthorn
Internal Item ID: 2358
Shiverthorn Seeds Enough time having passed - blooms permanently until harvested
Waterleaf Waterleaf
Internal Item ID: 317
Waterleaf Seeds Rain
Submersion in water


Mushrooms are plants which grow randomly on many grasses and other blocks in Terraria. There are currently 6 types of mushrooms:

Name Location Notes
Internal Item ID: 5
Surface/Space, on regular Grass. Consumable. Used in recipes for healing items.
Glowing MushroomGlowing Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 183
Any layer, on Mushroom Grass. Doesn't always yield mushrooms and may yield Mushroom Grass Seeds when harvested. Used to craft Shroomite Bars and furniture.
Vile MushroomVile Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 60
Any layer, on Corrupt Grass. Can be used at a Placed Bottle to make Vile Powder.
Vicious MushroomVicious Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 2887
Any layer, on Crimson Grass. Can be used at a Placed Bottle to make Vicious Powder.
Green MushroomGreen Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 1108
Underground and Cavern Used at the Dye Vat to make Green Dye. Cannot be broken by weapon swings, unlike other mushrooms.
Teal MushroomTeal Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 1107
Underground Used at the Dye Vat to make Teal Dye. Cannot be broken by weapon swings, unlike other mushrooms.

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


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

Vines are plants that grow downward from blocks. Given there is enough empty space, they can reach a length of up to ten tiles. Although they block light(excluding Glowing Mushroom vines, which produce light), they do not impede movement and can easily be destroyed with nearly any weapon or tool. Destroying a tile of a vine destroys all tiles of the vine below it and destroying the topmost tile or mining the block it hangs from will destroy the entire vine.

There are six different types of vines: Regular vines (growing from Grass and Leaf Blocks), Flower vines (growing from Grass in grassy caves, or in front of player-placed Grass or Flower walls), Jungle vines (growing from Jungle grass blocks), Glowing Mushroom vines (growing from Mushroom grass), Hallowed vines (growing from Hallowed grass blocks), and Crimson vines (growing from Crimson grass blocks). There is no Corruption variant of vines. Vines can only grow above the surface (with the exception of Jungle and Glowing Mushroom vines which can grow at any elevation) and only from blocks that are not sloped on their underside.

Vines can be painted. New vines growing from painted blocks will take on the color of that block and vine tiles spawned by naturally extending vines will take on the color of the existing tip of the vine. In Hardmode, Crimson and Hallowed vines qualify as spreading tiles in regard to biome spread. The Guide to Plant Fiber Cordage allows the collection of Vine Ropes from vines.

Vines will never drop the Vine object; this is an uncommon Man Eater drop. In spite of this, Glowing Mushroom vines will drop Glowing Mushrooms when destroyed.


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Forest cattails in a lake.

Cattails are plants that grow naturally on blocks submerged underwater 1-7 blocks deep. They are background objects and can be destroyed with most weapons or tools, but only Glowing Mushroom cattails yield drops. They can grow up to 1 tile above the surface of the water. Destroying a tile of the cattail will destroy all tiles of the cattail above it and destroying the base or block it's attached to will completely destroy the cattail.

There are 6 types of cattails: Regular cattails (growing from Grass), Jungle cattails (growing from Jungle grass and Sand Blocks in an Oasis), Hallowed cattails (growing from Hallowed grass), Glowing Mushroom cattails (growing from Mushroom grass), Corruption cattails (growing from Corrupt grass) and Crimson cattails (growing from Crimson grass). Excluding Glowing Mushroom cattails, cattails can only grow above surface level.

Glowing Mushroom cattails drop Glowing Mushrooms when destroyed.

Lily pads[]

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All lilypad variants.

Lily pads are plants that grow on the water's surface above suitable blocks. They are background objects and are destroyed by most weapons and tools.

There are 5 types of lily pads with 18 variants each adding up to a total of 90 lily pads. These are: Regular lily pads (above Grass), Jungle lily pads (above Jungle grass and Sand Blocks in an Oasis), Hallowed lily pads (above Hallowed grass), Corruption lily pads (above Corrupt grass) and Crimson lily pads (above Crimson grass).


Cacti seen in a Desert

Main article: Cactus

Cactus grows naturally on Sand Blocks in the Desert biome, and persists even if the Desert becomes infected with Corruption, Crimson, or Hallow. They can be cut down with any axe and can be used to make cacti-themed weapons, armor, furniture, or just be placed and used as a building material. Occasionally, a Pink Prickly Pear will grow on top of a cactus. In and before, mining the Sand Block underneath a cactus will cause the entire plant to drop, but since this is no longer possible.

Jungle Vegetation[]

Jungle vegetation are plants that grow naturally on Mud Blocks in the Jungle and Underground Jungle biomes.

Destroying vegetation in a Surface or Underground Jungle Biome has a chance to spawn various Bait Critters that can be collected with the Bug Net (Worm, Grasshopper, Grubby, Sluggy, Buggy).

Tile ID-223

Jungle vegetation

Oasis Vegetation[]

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Oasis vegetation are plants that grow naturally on Sand Blocks in the Oasis biome.

Oasis vegetation

Tile ID-530


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Bamboo seen in a Jungle

Main article: Bamboo

Bamboo grows naturally on Jungle grass that is submerged under water 2-5 blocks deep. It grows in straight columns at a very slow rate. Bamboo can be cut down with a pickaxe and can be used to make furniture or Large Bamboo.

Tile ID- 571


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All seaweeds variants

"Seaweeds" redirects here. For other items, see Seaweed (disambiguation).

Seaweeds are plants that naturally grow on Sand Blocks submerged under water at the Underground layer, most notably in Ocean Caves.

Sea Oats[]

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All sea oats variants

Sea Oats are plants that naturally grow on Sand Blocks in the Oasis and Ocean biomes.

Thorny bushes[]

"Thorn" redirects here. For the magic weapon obtained during a Blood Moon, see Blood Thorn. For the potion granting the Thorns buff, see Thorns Potion.

Thorny bushes or thorns grow naturally in the Corruption, Crimson and Underground Jungle, and will damage any player on contact. There are currently three types of thorny bushes: brown bushes from the Underground Jungle deal 25 damage; purple and red bushes from the Corruption and Crimson, respectively, deal 10 damage each. Thorny bushes are destroyed after contact with a weapon, tool or the player, but invisible projectiles (Medusa Head, Life Drain, etc.) do not destroy them. All NPCs and enemies are immune to them, and they cannot be obtained as an item. Thorny bushes can grow six tiles in all directions, although their growth is blocked by solid objects and various other scenery. The purple and red variants spread the Corruption/Crimson; the brown variant, however, does not spread Jungle grass.


Main article: Sunflower

Naturally generated Sunflowers in a forest.

Sunflowers are surface plants that prevent the spread of the Corruption, Crimson ( and Hallow) on the blocks they are planted, and provide the Happy! buff to nearby players, mildly increasing movement speed and reducing enemy spawn rate.

Life Fruit[]

Main article: Life Fruit

Life fruit plant found in the jungle

Life Fruits are consumables that permanently increase the player's maximum health by 5, up to a total of 500 (If 20 are used). They are found in the Underground Jungle after defeating at least one mechanical boss () / during Hardmode (). Life Fruits become more common once more mechanical bosses have been defeated. Life fruits will glow under the effect of spelunker potions.

Dye Plants[]

Main article: Dye
Placed Inventory
Plants that produce dye materials.

Dye Plants can be crafted into Dyes at a Dye Vat. They can be encountered in various biomes, and show on the map.

Strange Plants[]

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

Strange Plants are uncommon quest items that can be traded with the Dye Trader, who rewards the player with 1 out of 33 special dyes in accordance to which bosses and/or events have been defeated. Only two dyes are not quest-exclusive (the player receives a quantity of 3 of the randomly chosen dye type).

Plantera's Bulb[]

Main article: Plantera's Bulb

Plantera's Bulb is a pink plant in the Underground Jungle that will begin to grow after all 3 mechanical bosses have been defeated (1 will suffice on the 3DS version) and the world is in Hardmode. It will summon Plantera when mined with a pickaxe/drill, broken by explosives, hit by a Clentaminator with Solution, or if the jungle grass under it is hammered or converted to another block. Though it cannot be broken by other weapons or projectiles, caution should still be taken if these conditions are met to prevent any unwanted boss fights. One bulb will spawn about every six minutes (roughly one quarter of an in-game day.)


Main article: Pumpkin

Pumpkins grow naturally during Halloween and can be planted with Pumpkin Seeds sold by the Dryad. It can be placed as well as crafted into armor, furniture, walls, and Pumpkin Moon Medallions. There is also a chance to get the Magical Pumpkin Seed.

Decorative, Furniture, and Walls[]

Players using this page to look for plant-themed decorations should also note that there are several walls, blocks, and furniture items with plant-based themes for decorative use.


Flower Seeds are sold by the Dryad, with varieties for specific colour flowers, random flowers and tall grass available.


Potted Trees are available in Hardmode. They are sold by the Dryad, with different varities available during different moon phases.

She also sells Planter Boxes.

Hanging herbs are decorative plants that can be hung from ceilings similar to candelabra.

Clay Pots, that can be crafted with clay and a furnace, can grow a random plant or you may plant a specific seed in them.

Potted Lava Plants may also be obtained by lava-based fishing.

The Christmas Tree is another furniture/decorative plant.

Blocks and Walls

For foliage walls, the Living Leaf Wall, Grass Wall, Flower Wall, Jungle Wall are available

For foliage blocks, the Leaf Block and Mahogany Leaf Block are available

See also[]


  • Desktop
    • Added oasis vegetation, cattails, lily pads, sea oats, bamboo, glowing mushroom vines and seaweeds.
    • Added Argon, Krypton, and Xenon moss variants.
    • Added flower vines to grassy caves.
    • Strange Plants now show up on the Metal Detector and only appear during Hardmode.
  • Desktop 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.
  • Desktop 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.