Spiky Bush

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It's twisted and thorny, just like me!


The Spiky Bush is an in-game flora commonly found in Marsh and Desert biomes. It acts as a source of Twigs, like Saplings. Spiky Bushes are not affected by Winter cold and will regrow after 4 game days during both Summer and in Winter. Harvesting Twigs from a spiky bush damages Health Meter.png by 3 points.

Spiky Bushes can be dug up with a Shovel and replanted in a new location. This gives a Twig and an equivalent Sapling and is the safer way of getting Twigs, as digging and picking up a Spiky Bush does not damage the player. The bushes themselves can also be used as an effective fuel for Campfires, though they are not renewable. In this regard, they are similar to Saplings and Grass Tufts.

Spiky Bushes can't be planted on Checkerboard Floorings, Wooden Floorings, Cobblestones, Carpeted Floorings, Rocky Turfs, Sandy Turfs, and Cave Rock Turfs, unless it has been planted before these turfs were placed.

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In the Reign of Giants DLC, Spiky Bushes can also be found in the Desert biome.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Prime Apes that have been befriended by the player may also harvest Spiky Bushes, if they are brought over to a Shipwrecked world. This will cause them to take slight damage.

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  • Spiky Bushes can be safely harvested with a Bramble Husk equipped, without losing health. The Bramble Husk also won't lose durability.
  • With the Don't Starve Mega Update new mechanic changes, players can now collect, pick up items, craft and load weapons while mounted on beefalos. This makes harvesting twigs from spiky bushes have no player Health Meter.png penalty at all, while the thorns damage goes to the beefalo, increasing its ornery tendency points.

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  • There are two texture sets in the game, one in darker gray the other in very light, ashen gray. This is merely a cosmetic, visual difference and has no impact on the game.

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