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Tall Seagrass.gif




Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Data value

dec: 385 hex: 181 bin: 110000001

Namespaced ID

See Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Why is seagrass so exciting? Let me tell you. Firstly, it’s beautiful – look at it swaying in the currents of a warm ocean biome and tell me it’s not gorgeous. Secondly, you can find it just about anywhere that’s underwater – it grows in every ocean biome except for frozen oceans, because they’re frozen. Finally, it’s renewable and compostable, making it the most sustainable underwater resource around – perfect for an undersea habitation sphere.

Duncan Geere[1]

Seagrass is a non-solid plant block that generates in all oceans, except frozen oceans.


Seagrass can be destroyed instantly with any tool, item or the player’s fist. It can only be obtained using shears or it will drop nothing. Regular seagrass drops 1 seagrass when harvested with shears and tall seagrass drops 2 seagrass when harvested with shears.


Turtles will drop 0–2 seagrass when killed. The Looting enchantment will increase the maximum number of possible seagrass drops by 1 per level.

Natural generation[edit]

Seagrass generates in either its tall or small form in ocean biomes near kelp, and will also generate by itself in rivers, underwater caves and swamps, replacing ice[2] and planks[3] as necessary.

Bone meal[edit]

Using bone meal underwater will generate seagrass. The bone meal must be used on a non-transparent block under at least 2 blocks of water, with the water directly above the block being non-flowing. If these conditions are met, seagrass will generate on that block and, if available, also on surrounding blocks.


The seagrass item can only be placed on non-transparent blocks.

Like grass, snow layers and other such blocks, placing blocks inside seagrass will delete it. However, it will block coral fan placement.‌[Bedrock Edition only][4]


Seagrass can be used to breed turtles.

Bone meal[edit]

Applying bone meal to a regular seagrass will turn it into tall seagrass, assuming there is enough space. It can also be used to completely waste bone meal if no such space exists.[5].


Placing seagrass into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.


Using seagrass on a baby turtle will speed up its growing time. When the turtle is an adult, it will drop one scute. This is the only way to obtain the item.

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Namespaced ID
Seagrass seagrass
Tall Seagrass tall_seagrass

Bedrock Edition:

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Seagrass seagrass 385

Block data[edit]

Bedrock Edition has the following data values:

DV Description
0 Seagrass
1 Tall Seagrass top
2 Tall Seagrass bottom

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
The half of the plant contained in this block.


Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch shows interest in adding a "seaweed" block.
Java Edition
1.1318w07aSeagrass.pngTall Seagrass.png Added "sea grass".
18w07bSea grass is now used to breed turtles.
The block that sea grass occupies will now behave more like water. For example, mobs can now no longer spawn within the plant underwater, nor can they replenish their breath by swimming through it.
18w08aSea grass will now no longer have an animated texture as an inventory item.
18w14aSea grass can now generate in rivers and swamps.
18w19aSea grass will now generate in underwater caves.
"Sea Grass" has now been renamed to "Seagrass".
pre2Seagrass can now be destroyed by sponges.[6]
pre6Conduits and kelp can now replace seagrass.[7]
Added 5 new sound events that apply to seagrass: block.wet_grass.break, block.wet_grass.fall, block.wet_grass.hit,, and block.wet_grass.step.
1.1419w03aPlacing seagrass into the new composter has a 10% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aSeagrass now has a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta Grass.png Added sea grass. It has the same texture as regular grass but animated, rather than the texture of seagrass in the Java Edition.
beta Seagrass.png The seagrass texture has now been changed.
Seagrass (Item) BE.png The seagrass texture in inventory is currently different from it in Java Edition.
Seagrass now generate in underwater caves.
1.5.0beta can be dropped by turtles.
Seagrass can be used to breed turtles.
1.11.0beta can be used to fill composter.
1.12.0beta (Item).png Updated the seagrass texture in inventory to match Java Edition.
Legacy Console Edition
TU691.76Patch 38Seagrass.pngTall Seagrass.png Added sea grass.
Seagrass (Item) BE.png The seagrass texture in inventory is currently different from it in Java Edition.


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