Glow Lichen

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Grass Block JE7 BE6.png
This page describes content that may be included in a future update for Java Edition.
This content has appeared in 1.17 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
Glow Lichen
Glow Lichen (D) JE1.pngGlow Lichen (E) JE1.pngGlow Lichen (N) JE1.pngGlow Lichen (S) JE1.pngGlow Lichen (U) JE1.pngGlow Lichen (W) JE1.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tools

Blast resistance

0.2

Hardness

0.2

Luminant

Yes (7)

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

Yes

Catches fire from lava

Yes

Glow Lichens are non-solid blocks, 116 of a block in thickness that can be placed on all the sides of a solid block.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Glow Lichen is naturally generated on stone, andesite, diorite, granite, calcite, tuff, deepslate and dripstone blocks underground.[more information needed] It generates more frequently in ravines. It can be generated underwater as well in oceans.

Post-generation[edit]

Using bone meal will spread it on a random adjacent block if possible, otherwise the bone meal will be wasted. It is possible to cover the sides and the top of an adjacent block by bonemealing one lichen, but not the back. Otherwise, Glow Lichen does not spread naturally.

Breaking[edit]

Glow Lichens can be destroyed with anything, but using shears is the only way to collect them. Efficiency on Shears has no effect when used with Glow Lichens. Breaking them with an axe is the fastest, although they will not drop, even with Silk Touch.

Block Glow Lichen
Hardness 0.2
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 0.3
Wooden 0.15
Stone 0.1
Iron 0.05
Diamond 0.05
Netherite 0.05
Golden 0.05
Shears 0.3
Sword 0.2
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Usage[edit]

Light Source[edit]

Glow Lichen emit a light level of 7.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.vine.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps??16
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Glow Lichenglow_lichenBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.glow_lichen

Block states[edit]

See also: Block state

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
downfalsefalse
true
When true, a glow lichen texture is displayed on the bottom.
eastfalsefalse
true
When true, a glow lichen texture is displayed on the east.
northfalsefalse
true
When true, a glow lichen texture is displayed on the north.
southfalsefalse
true
When true, a glow lichen texture is displayed on the south.
upfalsefalse
true
When true, a glow lichen texture is displayed on the top.
waterloggedfalsefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this glow lichen.
westfalsefalse
true
When true, a glow lichen texture is displayed on the west.


History[edit]

Upcoming Java Edition
1.1721w03aBlank.png Glow Lichen (D) JE1.png Glow Lichen (N) JE1.png Glow Lichen (ND) JE1.png Glow Lichen (W) JE1.png Glow Lichen (WD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NW) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NWD) JE1.png
Glow Lichen (S) JE1.png Glow Lichen (SD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NS) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NSD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (SW) JE1.png Glow Lichen (SWD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NSW) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NSWD) JE1.png
Glow Lichen (E) JE1.png Glow Lichen (ED) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NE) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NED) JE1.png Glow Lichen (EW) JE1.png Glow Lichen (EWD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NEW) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NEWD) JE1.png
Glow Lichen (ES) JE1.png Glow Lichen (ESD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NES) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NESD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (ESW) JE1.png Glow Lichen (ESWD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NESW) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NESWD) JE1.png
Glow Lichen (U) JE1.png Glow Lichen (UD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (UW) JE1.png Glow Lichen (UWD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NUW) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NUWD) JE1.png
Glow Lichen (SU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (SUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NSU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NSUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (SWU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (SWUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NSWU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NSWUD) JE1.png
Glow Lichen (EU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (EUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NEU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NEUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (EWU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (EWUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NEWU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NEWUD) JE1.png
Glow Lichen (ESU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (ESUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NESU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NESUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (ESWU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (ESWUD) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NESWU) JE1.png Glow Lichen (NESWUD) JE1.png
Glow Lichen (texture) JE1.png Added glow lichen.
Glow lichen placed inside lava converts the lava into waterlogged lichen, even in the Nether.[1]
21w05aWaterlogged glow lichen no longer forms when placed in lava.
21w07aCan now be naturally generated on deepslate.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Glow Lichen" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • If the player removes all directional states using a debug stick, the block will be invisible but the light emission will remain, unless another block is placed there.
  • In 21w03a, placing Glow Lichen inside a lava source caused the lava to convert to waterlogged lichen, even in the Nether. This was a bug[1] in the code, most likely swapping the 2 liquids.
    • The flowing water can also be converted into water sources using kelp.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. a b MC-212117 – resolved as "Fixed in 21w05a"