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Grass
Grass.pngPlains Grass.pngTaiga Grass.pngSnowy Tundra Grass.pngJungle Grass.pngDesert Grass.pngSwamp Grass.pngBadlands Grass.pngFern.pngPlains Fern.pngTaiga Fern.pngSnowy Tundra Fern.pngJungle Fern.pngDesert Fern.pngSwamp Fern.pngBadlands Fern.png
Tall Grass.pngPlains Tall Grass.pngTaiga Tall Grass.pngSnowy Tundra Tall Grass.pngJungle Tall Grass.pngDesert Tall Grass.pngSwamp Tall Grass.pngBadlands Tall Grass.pngLarge Fern.pngPlains Large Fern.pngTaiga Large Fern.pngSnowy Tundra Large Fern.pngJungle Large Fern.pngDesert Large Fern.pngSwamp Large Fern.pngBadlands Large Fern.png
Dead Bush Revision 1.png
Transparent

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

0

Tool

Renewable

Grass, Fern and Large Fern: Yes
Tall Grass: No
Shrub: No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes (60)

Catches fire from lava

Yes

Drops
Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID

See § Data values

Grass[a] is a non-solid plant block that has wheat seeds as a drop. Its color is biome-dependent, and matches the color of grass blocks.

Tall grass[b] is a two-block high variety of grass.

Ferns are variants of grass found only in certain biomes and have the same characteristics as grass.

Large ferns are a two-block high variety of ferns.

Shrubs are variants of grass that do not generate naturally and are available only in Legacy Console Edition. They have the same characteristics as grass and ferns, and have the same texture as dead bushes, albeit with a green biome-dependent hue.

Natural generation[edit]

Grass[edit]

Grass generates on grass blocks in most biomes with a grassy soil, like plains or forests. Tall grass generates in plains and savannas.

Ferns[edit]

Ferns occur naturally only in jungle, taiga, snowy taiga and giant tree taiga biomes. Large ferns generate in the same biomes, excluding jungles. Large ferns can be found in some taiga and snowy taiga village houses.

Shrubs[edit]

Shrubs, though identical in appearance to the dead bushes found in deserts and badlands, do not naturally generate and can be found only in the creative inventory.

Bone meal[edit]

Bone meal can be used on a grass block to grow grass, ferns‌[Bedrock Edition only] and occasionally flowers on it and in its vicinity. It can also be used on grass or a fern to create a tall grass or large fern, respectively.

Obtaining[edit]

When broken normally, all variants drop 0 or 1 wheat seeds. They can be obtained as an item using shears.

The double tall grass and large ferns drop two of the respective single blocks when broken using shears.

It can also be obtained from the Creative inventory.

Trading[edit]

Wandering traders can sell ferns for one emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

Wandering traders can sell large ferns for one emerald.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Chest loot[edit]

Grass can be found in 45.9% of savanna village house chests in stacks of 1.

Tall grass can be found in 45.9% of savanna village house chests in stacks of 1.

Ferns can be found in 18.6% of taiga village house chests in stacks of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 20.3% of taiga village house chests in stacks of 1.

Large ferns can be found in 18.6% of taiga village house chests in stacks of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 20.3% of taiga village house chests in stacks of 1.

Usage[edit]

Double tall plants have a disproportionately large hitbox compared to other plants, which is a feature intentionally programmed into the game.[1][2] The only exception to this rule is tall seagrass.

Wheat seeds[edit]

All variants of grass have a 18 chance of dropping wheat seeds when broken without using shears.[more information needed]

Flower pots[edit]

Ferns can be placed in flower pots.

Composting[edit]

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

Placing tall grass into a composter has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

Placing a fern into a composter has a 65% chance of raising the compost level by 1.

In PlayStation 4 Edition, placing a shrub into a composter has chances of raising the compost level by 1.[verify]

List of colors[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

These values are generated by the biome dyeing algorithm. See Biome colors for more information.

Biome Category Rainfall Grass Color Temperature Affects Render
Grass Tall Grass Fern Large Fern
Badlands Mesa No #90814d No Badlands Grass.png Badlands Tall Grass.png Badlands Fern.png Badlands Large Fern.png
Badlands Plateau Mesa No #90814d No Badlands Grass.png Badlands Tall Grass.png Badlands Fern.png Badlands Large Fern.png
Beach Beach Rain #91bd59 Plains Grass.png Plains Tall Grass.png Plains Fern.png Plains Large Fern.png
Birch Forest Forest Rain #88bb67 Birch Forest Grass.png Birch Forest Tall Grass.png Birch Forest Fern.png Birch Forest Large Fern.png
Birch Forest Hills Forest Rain #88bb67 Birch Forest Grass.png Birch Forest Tall Grass.png Birch Forest Fern.png Birch Forest Large Fern.png
Cold Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Dark Forest Forest Rain #507a32 Dark Forest Grass.png Dark Forest Tall Grass.png Dark Forest Fern.png Dark Forest Large Fern.png
Dark Forest Hills Forest Rain #507a32 Dark Forest Grass.png Dark Forest Tall Grass.png Dark Forest Fern.png Dark Forest Large Fern.png
Deep Cold Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Deep Frozen Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Deep Lukewarm Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Deep Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Deep Warm Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Desert Desert No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png
Desert Hills Desert No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png
Desert Lakes Desert No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png
End Barrens The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
End Highlands The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
End Midlands The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Eroded Badlands Mesa No #90814d No Badlands Grass.png Badlands Tall Grass.png Badlands Fern.png Badlands Large Fern.png
Flower Forest Forest Rain #79c05a Forest Grass.png Forest Tall Grass.png Forest Fern.png Forest Large Fern.png
Forest Forest Rain #79c05a Forest Grass.png Forest Tall Grass.png Forest Fern.png Forest Large Fern.png
Frozen Ocean Ocean Snow #80b497 Snowy Tundra Grass.png Snowy Tundra Tall Grass.png Snowy Tundra Fern.png Snowy Tundra Large Fern.png
Frozen River River Snow #80b497 Snowy Tundra Grass.png Snowy Tundra Tall Grass.png Snowy Tundra Fern.png Snowy Tundra Large Fern.png
Giant Spruce Taiga Taiga Rain #86b783 Taiga Grass.png Taiga Tall Grass.png Taiga Fern.png Taiga Large Fern.png
Giant Spruce Taiga Hills Taiga Rain #86b783 Taiga Grass.png Taiga Tall Grass.png Taiga Fern.png Taiga Large Fern.png
Giant Tree Taiga Taiga Rain #86b87f Giant Tree Taiga Grass.png Giant Tree Taiga Tall Grass.png Giant Tree Taiga Fern.png Giant Tree Taiga Large Fern.png
Giant Tree Taiga Hills Taiga Rain #86b87f Giant Tree Taiga Grass.png Giant Tree Taiga Tall Grass.png Giant Tree Taiga Fern.png Giant Tree Taiga Large Fern.png
Gravelly Mountains Extreme Hills Rain #8ab689 Mountains Grass.png Mountains Tall Grass.png Mountains Fern.png Mountains Large Fern.png
Gravelly Mountains+ Extreme Hills Rain #8ab689 Mountains Grass.png Mountains Tall Grass.png Mountains Fern.png Mountains Large Fern.png
Ice Spikes Icy Snow #80b497 Snowy Tundra Grass.png Snowy Tundra Tall Grass.png Snowy Tundra Fern.png Snowy Tundra Large Fern.png
Jungle Jungle Rain #59c93c Jungle Grass.png Jungle Tall Grass.png Jungle Fern.png Jungle Large Fern.png
Jungle Edge Jungle Rain #64c73f Jungle Edge Grass.png Jungle Edge Tall Grass.png Jungle Edge Fern.png Jungle Edge Large Fern.png
Jungle Hills Jungle Rain #59c93c Jungle Grass.png Jungle Tall Grass.png Jungle Fern.png Jungle Large Fern.png
Lukewarm Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Modified Badlands Plateau Mesa No #90814d No Badlands Grass.png Badlands Tall Grass.png Badlands Fern.png Badlands Large Fern.png
Modified Jungle Jungle Rain #59c93c Jungle Grass.png Jungle Tall Grass.png Jungle Fern.png Jungle Large Fern.png
Modified Jungle Edge Jungle Rain #64c73f Jungle Edge Grass.png Jungle Edge Tall Grass.png Jungle Edge Fern.png Jungle Edge Large Fern.png
Modified Wooded Badlands Plateau Mesa No #90814d No Badlands Grass.png Badlands Tall Grass.png Badlands Fern.png Badlands Large Fern.png
Mountain Edge Extreme Hills Rain #8ab689 Mountains Grass.png Mountains Tall Grass.png Mountains Fern.png Mountains Large Fern.png
Mountains Extreme Hills Rain #8ab689 Mountains Grass.png Mountains Tall Grass.png Mountains Fern.png Mountains Large Fern.png
Mushroom Fields Mushroom Rain #55c93f Mushroom Fields Grass.png Mushroom Fields Tall Grass.png Mushroom Fields Fern.png Mushroom Fields Large Fern.png
Mushroom Field Shore Mushroom Rain #55c93f Mushroom Fields Grass.png Mushroom Fields Tall Grass.png Mushroom Fields Fern.png Mushroom Fields Large Fern.png
Nether Nether No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png
Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Plains Plains Rain #91bd59 Plains Grass.png Plains Tall Grass.png Plains Fern.png Plains Large Fern.png
River River Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Savanna Savanna No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png
Savanna Plateau Savanna No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png
Shattered Savanna Savanna No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png
Shattered Savanna Plateau Savanna No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png
Small End Islands The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Snowy Beach Beach Snow #83b593 Snowy Beach Grass.png Snowy Beach Tall Grass.png Snowy Beach Fern.png Snowy Beach Large Fern.png
Snowy Mountains Icy Snow #80b497 Snowy Tundra Grass.png Snowy Tundra Tall Grass.png Snowy Tundra Fern.png Snowy Tundra Large Fern.png
Snowy Taiga Taiga Snow #80b497 Snowy Tundra Grass.png Snowy Tundra Tall Grass.png Snowy Tundra Fern.png Snowy Tundra Large Fern.png
Snowy Taiga Hills Taiga Snow #80b497 Snowy Tundra Grass.png Snowy Tundra Tall Grass.png Snowy Tundra Fern.png Snowy Tundra Large Fern.png
Snowy Taiga Mountains Taiga Snow #80b497 Snowy Tundra Grass.png Snowy Tundra Tall Grass.png Snowy Tundra Fern.png Snowy Tundra Large Fern.png
Snowy Tundra Icy Snow #80b497 Snowy Tundra Grass.png Snowy Tundra Tall Grass.png Snowy Tundra Fern.png Snowy Tundra Large Fern.png
Stone Shore None Rain #8ab689 Mountains Grass.png Mountains Tall Grass.png Mountains Fern.png Mountains Large Fern.png
Sunflower Plains Plains Rain #91bd59 Plains Grass.png Plains Tall Grass.png Plains Fern.png Plains Large Fern.png
Swamp Swamp Rain #6A7039 If temperature below -0.1, used #4C763C. Swamp Grass.png / Swamp Grass (Cold).png Swamp Tall Grass.png / Swamp Tall Grass (Cold).png Swamp Fern.png / Swamp Fern (Cold).png Swamp Large Fern.png / Swamp Large Fern (Cold).png
Swamp Hills Swamp Rain #6A7039 If temperature below -0.1, used #4C763C. Swamp Grass.png / Swamp Grass (Cold).png Swamp Tall Grass.png / Swamp Tall Grass (Cold).png Swamp Fern.png / Swamp Fern (Cold).png Swamp Large Fern.png / Swamp Large Fern (Cold).png
Taiga Taiga Rain #86b783 Taiga Grass.png Taiga Tall Grass.png Taiga Fern.png Taiga Large Fern.png
Taiga Hills Taiga Rain #86b783 Taiga Grass.png Taiga Tall Grass.png Taiga Fern.png Taiga Large Fern.png
Taiga Mountains Taiga Rain #86b783 Taiga Grass.png Taiga Tall Grass.png Taiga Fern.png Taiga Large Fern.png
Tall Birch Forest Forest Rain #88bb67 Birch Forest Grass.png Birch Forest Tall Grass.png Birch Forest Fern.png Birch Forest Large Fern.png
Tall Birch Hills Forest Rain #88bb67 Birch Forest Grass.png Birch Forest Tall Grass.png Birch Forest Fern.png Birch Forest Large Fern.png
The End The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
The Void None No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Warm Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png
Wooded Badlands Plateau Mesa No #90814d No Badlands Grass.png Badlands Tall Grass.png Badlands Fern.png Badlands Large Fern.png
Wooded Hills Forest Rain #79c05a Forest Grass.png Forest Tall Grass.png Forest Fern.png Forest Large Fern.png
Wooded Mountains Extreme Hills Rain #8ab689 Mountains Grass.png Mountains Tall Grass.png Mountains Fern.png Mountains Large Fern.png

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Missing Texture Block.png
This section needs more information.
Information requested: See Water#Color - can we get analogous color lists for both Java Edition and Bedrock Edition?

Sounds[edit]

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.grass.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.grass.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.grass.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.grass.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.grass.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Namespaced ID
Grass grass
Fern fern
Tall Grass tall_grass
Large Fern large_fern

Bedrock Edition:

Name Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Grass tallgrass 31
Plant double_plant 175

Block data[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, grass uses the following data values:

grass
DV Description
0 Tall Grass
1 Fern
double plant
DV Description
0 Sunflower
1 Lilac
2 Double Tallgrass
3 Large Fern
4 Rose Bush
5 Peony
8 Top Half of any Large Plant; low three bits 0x7 are derived from the block below.

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:
Tall grass and large fern

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

Bedrock Edition:
Grass and fern

Name Default value Allowed values Description
tall_grass_typedefaultdefault
tall
fern
snow
The variant of this block, snow is snowlogged grass. (default looks the same as tall)

Tall grass and large fern

Name Default value Allowed values Description
double_flower_typesunflowerfern
grass
paeonia
rose
sunflower
syringa
The flower type.
upper_block_bitfalsefalse
true
If the upper half of the plant contained in this block.

History[edit]

Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Grass Revision 1.png Fern Revision 1.png Dead Bush Revision 1.png Tall grass have now been implemented.[3] Seeds could be produced by tilling grass blocks prior to this update.
1.6.6Bone meal can now be used to instantly grow tall grass on grass blocks.
1.8Pre-releaseGrass and ferns can now be harvested with shears. Previously, tall grass could not be acquired as an item without the use of external tools. Tall grass in the inventory would appear as its grayscale texture, and would appear as the 'shrub' variety or the dead bush when placed.
Swamp biomes have now been redesigned and rain forest biomes have now been removed entirely, so triangular ferns no longer generate.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Ferns are now available in the creative inventory.
1.111w49aGrass can now be eaten by sheep.
1.2.112w03aFerns now generate in jungle biomes.
12w05aPlacing a block while selecting grass now overwrite the grass, similar to snow. Previously, grass had to be broken to place blocks in that space.
1.4.2?The sound for grass blocks when walking on it has now been changed.
1.5.1? Tall grass with a damage value of 3 or higher is still called 'grass', and still has green biome coloring, but is now shaped like a shrub or dead bush.
1.7.213w36aTall Grass Revision 1.png Large Fern Revision 1.png Added double tall grass and large ferns.
Ferns now spawn in taiga and cold taiga biomes.
1.8?Green colored shrubs (damage value 3 or greater) now look like normal shrubs.
1.8.1pre1Added facing state to minecraft:double_plant, though without visible effect.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the tallgrass and double_plant IDs have now been split up into their own IDs.
"Double Tall Grass" has now been renamed to "Tall Grass", and it has a new ID: tall_grass.
"Tall Grass" has now been renamed to "Grass".
The shrub's ID has now been merged with the regular dead bush one (dead_bush), effectively removing the shrub variant completely.
Prior to The Flattening, these block's numeral IDs were 31 and 175.
1.1418w43aGrass Revision 2.png Fern.png Tall Grass.png Large Fern.png Dead Bush Revision 2.png The textures of grass, ferns, tall grass, large ferns and dead bushes have now been changed.
18w50aGrass.png The texture of grass has now been changed.
19w03aPlacing grass into the new composter now has a 10% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
Placing tall grass into the composter now has a 20% chance of increasing the compost level by 1.
Placing a fern into the composter now has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aGrass now has a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Tall grass now has a 50% chance of increasing the compost level by 1.
Ferns now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level by 1.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1519w37aLarge ferns can now drop wheat seeds.[4]
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseAdded tall grass, but it is currently unobtainable.
0.5.0Grass now drops seeds, despite remaining unobtainable.
0.8.0?Grass Revision 1.png Fern Revision 1.png Tall grass and ferns now generate.
0.9.0build 1Tall Grass Revision 1.png Large Fern Revision 1.png Added tall grass and large ferns.
Double tall grass and ferns now generate.
build 5Tall grass is now no longer flammable.
0.11.0build 14Double tallgrass and large fern pixels are now square.
Tall grass and ferns now have a random height.
0.12.1?One-block high grass and ferns can now occupy the same space as snow layers.
0.14.0build 3Hitboxes of all variants of tall grass no longer occupy an entire block.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Grass.png Fern.png Tall Grass.png Large Fern.png The textures of grass, ferns, tall grass and large ferns have now been changed.
Large ferns are now sold by the new wandering traders.
Large ferns now generate in the new taiga and snowy taiga villages.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1All grass variants can now be used to fill composter.
Grass and double tall grass can now be found in the savanna village house chests.
Fern and large fern can now be found in the taiga and snowy taiga village house chests.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Patch s1Grass Revision 1.png Fern Revision 1.png Dead Bush Revision 1.png Added grass, tall grass and ferns.
TU7Added ferns to creative.
TU12Placing a block while selecting grass now overwrites the grass, similar to snow. Previously, grass had to be broken to place blocks in that space.
Grass.png Fern.png Dead Bush Revision 2.png The textures of grass, ferns and dead bushes have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Grass Revision 1.png Fern Revision 1.png Tall Grass Revision 1.png Large Fern Revision 1.png Added grass.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Grass", "Fern", "Double Tallgrass", or "Large Fern" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Grass cannot be directly set on fire from lightning. However, fire from nearby blocks can spread to it. Oddly enough, the top of grass can be lit but it does not burn this way. When any kind of grass is set on fire, the fire seems to hover just over the grass, as if it were a full block.
  • Even though ferns do not produce seeds in real life, as they emit spores instead, they can drop seeds if broken.
  • Grass is slightly offset from the block it is sitting on (as seen in the second screenshot). This causes fields of grass to appear more contiguous and not like dotted patches of hair atop blocks.
    • This can sometimes cause grass to clip horizontally or vertically through block corners.[5]
  • Grass can appear in caves on dirt near lava, and rarely, within a few blocks of bedrock. They can also occasionally generate on blocks other than grass, such as sand on beaches.
  • Using bone meal on grass in a spawn-protected area on a server still produces grass and flowers.
  • Placing any block on grass overwrites the grass, and the grass does not drop seeds.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Known as Grass in Java, Bedrock, and New Nintendo 3DS editions and Tall Grass in Legacy Console Edition.
  2. Known as Tall Grass in Java Edition, Double Tallgrass in Bedrock and New Nintendo 3DS editions, and Double Tall Grass in Legacy Console Edition.

References[edit]

  1. MC-33580
  2. MC-163896
  3. http://notch.tumblr.com/post/5775170768/the-changelist-for-1-6
  4. MC-160123
  5. MC-63199 – "Grass shows through block" resolved as "Works as Intended"
    MC-19005 – "tall grass texture goes through blocks" resolved as "Won't Fix"