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This page lists the numerous Plants in Don't Starve, its DLCs and Don't Starve Together. Each one has their own unique use. Most plants are native to one biome, but can be found elsewhere if their frequency is increased using custom World Settings.


Can be found nearly everywhere. Cut down with the Axe, which drops 1-3 Logs and 1-2 Pine Cones and leaves behind a stump that can be dug up with the Shovel, yielding one extra Log. Occasionally, nearby Trees may turn into Treeguards when a tree is chopped down.

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Lumpy Evergreen

Lumpy Evergreens are a variant of the typical evergreen with lumpy and wilted-looking branches. Unlike normal Evergreens, the Lumpy variety does not produce Pine Cones, leading characters to wonder how it reproduces at all. They still have a life-cycle, growing to huge trees and then reverting to small ones. Also like normal trees, lumpy ones can become Treeguards.

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Spiky Tree

These trees are exclusively found in the Marsh Biome. These trees don't have a life-cycle. When cut down with an Axe it will drop a Twig and they have a 20% chance of dropping a log. The stump also yields a log like the others. The Spiky Tree and the Cave Banana Tree are the only trees that drop Twigs.

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Totally Normal Tree

The Totally Normal Tree is a tree found in the Forest Biome. It can be chopped down, to give the player 2 Living Logs. The player can then use a Shovel to dig up the stump to gain an additional Living Log. If burned, it will drop Charcoal when chopped just like other burned trees. These trees will have a randomized number of Evil Flowers growing near them. When cutting it down, it will make a groaning/moaning noise with every chop.


Often found in Forest and Grasslands Biomes. Can be harvested by hand, which yields one Twig. Can be dug with a Shovel to replant. No fertilizing is required for growth after planting.

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Berry Bush

Can be found in a number of Biomes, most notably Grasslands and Forest. Can be harvested by hand, which yields one Berries. Can be dug with a Shovel to collect a Berry Bush that the player may plant or use to make a Bush Hat. Fertilizing with Manure or Rot is required for growth after planting. After a few harvests, the Berry Bush will need to be re-fertilized to continue growth.

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Commonly found in Grasslands, Savanna and rarely in Forest Biomes. Can be harvested by hand, which yields one Cut Grass. Can be dug with a Shovel to collect a Grass Tuft that the player may plant. Fertilizing with Manure or Rot is required for growth after planting.


Exclusively found in the Marsh biome. Can be harvested by hand, which yields one Cut Reeds. Reeds cannot be dug up with a Shovel and replanted.

Spiky Bush

Exclusively found in the Marsh Biome, (and the Desert but only in the Reign of Giants DLC). It can be harvested by hand, which yields one Twig, but also causes 3 damage. This can be avoided by digging it up with a Shovel and replanting it. Spiky bushes are really useful in Adventure Mode levels Archipelago and The King of Winter, because they grow back even during winter.

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Spawns next to Ponds in the surface. It has no use other than burn it to obtain Ashes.

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Its purpose is similar to a Plant but it can only be found on ponds which are located in the Ruins.


Found in a number of Biomes, with the exception of the Marsh and Rockyland. Can be harvested by hand, which restores 5 Sanity and yields one Petals that can be eaten to replenish one health, but no hunger. A Flower can be grown by planting a Butterfly.

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Evil Flower

These are a corrupted version of normal Flowers and are most commonly found around Teleportato components and within the Maxwell Biome. It is used as a sanity barrier, as player's sanity will be drained swiftly when they are near Evil Flowers. They can be picked by hand which drains 5 Sanity and yields one Dark Petals, which can be eaten to drain another 5 Sanity. They can only be spread by Bees.


They only spawn in the Caves and Ruins. It acts the same way as Flowers but they don't spawn any butterflies. When picked, they give one Foliage.

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Light Flower

It only spawns in the Caves and Ruins. It acts as a light source and players can collect Light Bulbs from it. Like saplings and grass, it will grow back, making a renewable resource.


It acts as light source in the Caves. It can be chopped down with an axe, dropping a Log and Mushrooms. These cannot be replanted, making them a non-renewable resource.

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Cave Banana Trees are fruit-bearing plants that can only be found in Ruins. They provide Cave Bananas when picked, and can be chopped down with an Axe to yield two Twigs and one Log. Chopping leaves a stump, which can be dug with a Shovel for an additional Log. Setting the tree on fire, then chopping it will produce 1 Charcoal, whether or not the Cave Banana is still on the tree when burned. Chopped or burned Cave Banana Trees do not respawn, making them a nonrenewable resource in a Cave.

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Each of the three mushrooms can be hand picked at different times of the day (Red Mushroom during the DayGreen Mushroom during the Dusk, and Blue Mushroom during the Night), which then re-grow after 10–20 hours of rain. They can also be dug up with a Shovel, at any time of day - this will yield two mushrooms, but mushroom spawn will be destroyed. Mushrooms don't regrow during winter.


Does not spawn when the world is generated like other plants, instead it seems to randomly spawn around the eighth day. They spawn Eyeplants and grow Leafy Meat lures if they haven't found a more suitable bait.


An Eyeplant is an aggressive, stationary mob that spawns from a Lureplant, which will consume or attack anything that gets too close (including unharvested food from Crock Pots, Farms, and Drying Racks; Tooth Traps; and thrown Boomerangs). They will not, however, consume Backpacks or any other container. A single Lureplant is capable of sustaining up to 27 Eyeplants at once, which will generally spawn within a radius of 3 turf tiles.

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Cave Lichen

Exclusively found in the Ruins . Can be harvested by hand, which yields one Lichen. Like Reeds, they cannot be relocated with a Shovel.

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Birchnut Trees aka Deciduous Trees are plants that can be found abundantly in Deciduous Forests, but are also common in Grasslands. When chopped, it will drop 1-3 Logs and 1-2 Birchnuts depending on the stage and season. It has a chance to spawn Poison Birchnut Trees when being chopped, similar to Evergreens and Treeguards. This tree will also change color and appearance depending on the season.

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Cactus is a plant that can only be found in the Desert but only in the Reign of Giants DLC. Like a Spiky Bush, Cactus will damage the character when harvesting its Flesh and Flower but wearing an armor may reduce its damage. Its flower can be harvested only in Summer.

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Commonly found in the Jungle biome, can be cut down with a Machete, which yields Bamboo, or dug up with a Shovel to get it's root.

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Found in the Jungle biome, can be cut down with a Machete, which yields Vine, or dug dug up to get it's root. Some are nest of Snakes, and will make noises. If one approaches enough, a snake will come out. More snakes will come out if the bush get hit by the Machete.

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Seaweed is a plant that can be found in the Shallow Ocean or Coral Reefs in the Shipwrecked DLC. They can be harvested to acquire Seaweed, a Vegetable Food Item, and may sometimes spawn in a large group all in one place, like a real life kelp forest.

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Found only in the Jungle biome, will yield Logs just like any other tree, and can also have its stump removed by a Shovel for an extra log.

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Palm Trees are a variety of Tree found in Beach biomes in the Shipwrecked DLC. When chopped down with an Axe, they may yield Logs and Palm Leaf. Fully-grown Palm Trees will grow Coconut, which will also drop when the tree is cut down. These Coconuts may be eaten, cooked, or planted to create Palm Tree Saplings. As with all Trees, the stump may be dug up with a Shovel to yield another Log.

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Mangrove Trees are a type of Tree in the Shipwrecked DLC. It is found growing in the waters of the Mangrove biome and can only be accessed by boat or Raft. It has a distinctive appearance with a bulbous trunk and roots that begin above the waterline. When chopped down, the player receives 2 Logs and 1 Twig, 2 Logs and 2 Twigs or 3 Logs and 3 Twigs, depending on the tree's size.

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The Regular Jungle Tree is a variant of Tree found in Jungle biomes in the Shipwrecked DLC. Much like the Totally Normal Tree, it drops 2 Living Logs when cut, and the stump may be dug up with a Shovel to obtain another Living Log. Because it drops no seeds, it cannot be replanted. It is usually found along with some Evil Flowers.

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The Brainy Sprout is a Plant spawning near Coral Reefs in the Shipwrecked DLC. When picked, it will yield Brainy Matter, and will grow back 20 days after being picked. If not picked, it will glow at dusk and night, providing enough light to ward off Charlie. While glowing it also has a Sanity aura.

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Ash Trees are a variety of Tree found in the Volcano biome in the Shipwrecked DLC. When chopped down with an Axe, they will yield Ashes. They do not have a life cycle, and they do not leave a stump behind. They only spawn as already burnt trees, and they do not have any seeds to plant.

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Coffee Plants are plants introduced in the Shipwrecked DLC. They can be found only inside the Volcano, but can be dug with a Shovel to be moved outside. They can be harvested to receive 1 Coffee Beans after which they will need 4 to 5 days to regrow (rain does not reduce this time). They are fertilized by Ashes instead of regular fertilizers.

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The Elephant Cactus is a plant introduced in the Shipwrecked DLC and is found in the Volcano. It is active during the Dry Season. When approached, the cactus fires its spikes as an Area of Effect (AoE) attack dealing 20 damage to all Mobs in range (about 1 Turf tile). After being defeated, they can be dug up, replanted elsewhere, and fertilized with Ashes to make them active again.

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Tall Grass link = Hamlet

Tall Grass is a plant exclusive to Hamlet DLC, which can be found in the Wild Plains and Rainforest Biomes. Just like the grass in the base game, it yields Cut Grass, but only with the help of a tool. It can be dug up with a Shovel.

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Nettle Vine link = Hamlet

Nettle Vine can only be found in Deep Rainforest Biome. It can be harvested without the need of a tool, and will provide one Nettle. Nettle Vines only grow when it gets wetness. It can be dug up with a Shovel.

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Lotus Plant link = Hamlet

Lotus Plants can only be found in Lily Pond Biome that can only be accessed by boat or Raft. It cannot be neither dug up with a Shovel nor burnt.

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Rainforest Tree link = Hamlet

The Rainforest Tree can be found in Rainforests and Deep Rainforests. The sick version of it is in Gas Rainforests and burnt version of it is in Battlegrounds. When chopped, they drop up to three Logs, and have an additional chance to spawn up to two Vipers, up to two Scorpions or an Egg. Just like with most other trees, the stump can be dug to obtain an additional Log. Jungle Burrs, the only way they can reproduce, only appear during the Lush Season. The Burrs can be blown off of the trees by Strong Winds and the trees will drop up to two of them when chopped.

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Cocooned Tree link = Hamlet

Cocooned Trees are Rainforest Trees that have been infected by other Cocooned Trees or Spider Monkeys. They will drop 1-2 Silk based on their size. They only appear in the Deep Rainforest and serve as the spawn point for Spider Monkeys. They are surrounded by Sticky Webbing, which will only disappear after the stump has been dug.

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Claw Palm Tree link = Hamlet

Claw Palm Trees spawn exclusively in the Wild Plains biome. When chopped, they drop 1-3 Cork and leave a stump which can be dug for 1 additional Cork. Claw Palm Saplings can be crafted with 1 Manure and 1 Cork, which can then be planted to grow a new Claw Palm Tree.

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Tea Tree link = Hamlet

Tea Trees only spawn naturally in the Cultivated Biome. A fully grown tree will yield, 2 Logs, 1 Stick and 2 Seed Pods when chopped, leaving behind a stump which can be dug for 1 Log. They can also be infested and will spawn a Piko or an Orange Piko during the day or when chopped.

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Tuber Tree link = Hamlet

Tuber Trees will only spawn in Painted Biomes. They can be chopped with a Machete and will drop up to three Tubers, or Blooming Tubers during the Lush Season. The trees are not destroyed in the process, and will slowly regrow all lost Tubers.

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Exotic Flower link = Hamlet

Exotic Flowers serve a similar purpose as Flowers in the Hamlet DLC, but will spawn Glowflies instead of Butterflies. They are not affected by Full Moon. They are naturally renewable as they will spawn on Rainforest and Deep Rainforest Turf in Rain.

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Hanging Vine link = Hamlet

Hanging Vines can be found in Deep Rainforest once the player comes close to them. There are two variants of Hanging Vines: One of them is just a plant and can be destroyed with a Shears to provide a Rope. The other acts like a hostile creature.

Bramble link = Hamlet

Brambles can only be found during Lush Season. They will not spawn on all crafted Turfs. They spawn in long lines, acting as a wall and preventing the player and most other Mobs from passing through. If the player attacks a Bramble, it will deal 3 damage to the player for each hit.

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Bramble Bloom link = Hamlet

Brambles Blooms have identical spawning requirements to Brambles and will only spawn nearby them. They behave identically to Brambles, though do not spawn in long lines and have significantly higher health. When destroyed, they drop 2-4 Vines and a Bramble Bulb.

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Magic Flower link = Hamlet

Magic Flower is spawned by planting Magic Water. It has a small positive Sanity aura, but will also drain Hunger when within the aura. The Magic Flower is also able to revive the player if they die, acting similarly to a Meat Effigy, including the maximum Health penalty. The Magic Flower is destroyed when used for this purpose. It can also be dug with a Shovel to retrieve the Magic Water.

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Hedges link = Hamlet

Hedges are shaped bushes found in the Pig City Biome. They will grow overtime, allowing them to be cut with either a Razor or Shears, giving either 1 or 2 Clippings respectively. They will not be affected by Rain and Wickerbottom's Applied Horticulture

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Lily Pad link = Hamlet

Lily Pads can only be found in Lily Pond Biome and act as a spawning point for Poison Dartfrogs and Mosquitoes.

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Twiggy Trees are trees found in Don't Starve Together. When chopped down they yield up to 2 Twigs, 1 Log and 2 Twiggy Tree Cone. A random amount of Twigs is spawned around those trees, and no Saplings will spawn in the world while Twiggy Trees are existing. Unlike Saplings (which also are a source of Twigs) Twiggy Trees cannot get Diseased.

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Juicy Berry Bushes are Plants exclusive to Don't Starve Together. They are a variant of Berry Bushes. All randomly generated Berry Bushes in the World Generation will either be Juicy Berry Bushes or normal Berry Bushes. Berry Bushes that are part of Set Piece are not replaced, and will always be normal Berry Bushes.

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Bull Kelp grows naturally on the Coastal Ocean, but can also be found stranded in the Rocky Beach Biome on the Lunar Island. Bull Kelp can be picked to obtain Kelp Fronds. It then takes 3 full Days to regrow. When picked on the beach, it additionally yields a Bull Kelp Stalk. They are not affected by Winter cold.

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Lune Tree can only be found in Lunar Forest and Lunar Baths Biome on the Lunar Island. Chopping them drops Logs, Lune Tree Blossoms and Moon Moths (which can be caught with a Bug Net and planted to make a Lune Tree Sapling).

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Stone Fruit Bush can be found on the Lunar Island. They can be harvested to obtain 3 Stone Fruit. Stone Fruit Bushes can be dug up with a Shovel to be replanted in a new location, but doing so will require that the bush be Fertilized before producing more Stone Fruit. A fertilised bush will support 3 harvests. A transplanted Stone Fruit Bush is vulnerable to Disease. Stone Fruit Bushes can also be planted using a Sprouting Stone Fruit. They also grow during Winter.

Collectible Plants

Berry Bushes, Grass Tufts and Saplings.

Collectible plants (Grass Tufts, Berry Bushes, Saplings) are Plants the player can pick up after digging them up with a Shovel. Once collected, they may be placed in a preferred location where they will regrow over time. Grass Tufts and Berry Bushes will need to be fertilized with Manure or Rot first.

Transplanted plants and some Trees in Caves and Ruins will grow and function normally as if they were in the Surface and they don't need any type Light Source.

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In the Reign of Giants DLC, during Summer most ground plants wilt due to heat and therefore cannot be harvested. Plants can be protected from heat by an Ice Flingomatic. In Spring, the frequent Rain causes most plants to grow faster and produce fruit more frequently. Caves and Ruins are also affected by the current season in the Surface, meaning the plants will stop growing in Winter and wilt during Summer.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Strong Winds during Hurricane Season, may "harvest" some ground plants or even take down some trees. Dry Season and Monsoon Season have the same effects on the plants as their corresponding Reign of Giants seasons, Summer and Spring respectively.