If you wander through your Minecraft world, you should pay attention to the side of the road. There, you will not only find different mobs and landscapes but also some pretty little flowers. While they don’t seem too useful at first, it turns out that keeping a few stacks of flowers in your village doesn’t hurt. In this article, you will learn that flowers actually benefit your Minecraft journey in more ways than one.
Overview Minecraft Flowers:
- appear a lot in grassland
- come in a lot of different colors and shapes
- can be used to craft dyes
- apply different effects to the suspicious stew
Harvesting Minecraft Flowers
Just like in real life, Minecraft flowers bloom a lot out in the wild – but finding the one you really want can be a hassle. Once you have found a flower, however, harvesting it is really easy. In fact, simply using your fist is already sufficient enough to break a flower, which gives you at least two copies of that flower as an item. You can use tools, but that actually just depletes the durability for no reason. In Bedrock Edition, however, the fortune enchantment can increase the number of flowers you can harvest. What flowers you can encounter depends on the biome you are currently in, although forests and hills generally have the most variety of Minecraft flowers. Yet, Minecraft flowers are a resilient bunch, growing even in the Nether and the End to some extent. Luckily, most flowers grow without any light level restrictions.
Tip: Some flowers can be found in a mansion and are already in a flower pot there.
Once you’re done collecting your flowers, you should put them to good use. If you want to display them or use the flowers themselves for anything other than a crafting or brewing ingredient, you should use flower pots. Minecraft puts a spotlight on potting, if you want to use the flowers to their fullest extent. For making a Minecraft flower pot, you first need to collect some clay balls, which is easy to do in lush caves. Once you have these clay balls, simply smelt the them to make some bricks:
1x Clay Ball + Any Fuel = 1x Brick
Then, once you have three bricks, you simply mold them into a flower pot:
3x Brick = 1x Flower Pot
Despite its name, a Minecraft flower pot can hold a high number of plants in general, not just flowers. Fungi, mushrooms and bamboo are just some of the other things you can plant in a pot, making it a lot more versatile than it appears at first.
Tip: Planting a warped fungus in a pot causes piglins to run away from it.
What Minecraft Flowers are there?
Minecraft flowers come in many different shapes, colors and sizes. The flowers currently available in the game are:
- Azure Bluet
- Blue Orchid
- Chorus Flower
- Flowering Azalea
- Lily of the Valley
- Oxeye Daisy
- Pink Petals
- Poppy (formerly known as roses)
- Spore Blossom
- Wither Rose
Almost all flowers in Minecraft can be found by simply roaming the world, although some of them have biomes they preferably grow in. The exceptions to this rule are chorus flowers, torchflowers and wither roses.
Tip: If you want even more different flowers and landscapes, the Biomes o’ Plenty mod adds a considerable number of both to your world.
Exceptions among Minecraft Flowers
Chorus flowers are blocks that spawn on top of chorus plants and can be grown back into a full-fledged chorus plant. However, chorus plants only grow in the End, making obtaining them exceptionally difficult. Additionally, you have to plant them on end stone, a block only found in the End as well.
Torchflowers, which are currently the newest addition to the flower pool as of Minecraft 1.20, are a bit difficult to get your hands on. first revealed in a snapshot, the flower cannot be harvested. It has to be found by a sniffer first, which can give you torchflower seeds when digging in different soils. Once you have these, all you need to do is to plant the seeds and wait for them to grow. After the third stage is completed, you can finally harvest your torchflowers.
Finally, wither roses are possibly the most dangerous flower to obtain, as they involve directly confronting the wither. While the chorus flowers only grow in the End, there are ways to get around the ender dragon. The wither, however, has to be confronted for the wither roses to sprout – just not by you. Wither roses appear whenever a mob is killed by the wither, be it by direct attacks or the wither effect. Therefore, the roses also retain the wither effect and can transfer it to your character.
How to Use Minecraft Flowers
Despite their small stature, Minecraft flowers have a number of different uses. Firstly, Minecraft flowers can be used to make different dyes, with the flower changing the color you get at the end. For a detailed list of what flowers produce which dye, our article on dyes shows you everything you need to know.
Aside from making dyes, however, flowers also have other uses. For example, flower farms are a popular way of harvesting absurd amounts of XP, as breaking flowers gives you just a little bit of the green orbs. By combining mechanics that infinitely break and regrow plants, you can create an infinite amount of XP. Minecraft flowers can also raise the level of your composter.
There is one special case, however. When it comes to the spore blossom, Minecraft hides the flower deep within lush caves. But, since you may go there anyway to collect clay, finding it is not that difficult after all. The spore blossom, Minecraft’s well-hidden secret, can only be used for decorative purposes and hangs on the ceiling of your home.
Seasoning Your Stew with MC Flowers
One of the most popular foods in Minecraft is the suspicious stew. By simply combining a red mushroom, a brown mushroom and a bowl, as well as a Minecraft flower, the stew has different effects. These effects are:
- Allium: reduces all fire damage you take to 0
- Azure Bluet: massively reduces your sight
- Blue Orchid & Dandelion: additional saturation
- Cornflower: Increases jump height by 50%
- Lily of the Valley: Inflicts 9.6 hearts of poison damage over 12 seconds
- Oxeye Daisy: Heals 3.2 hearts over 8 seconds
- Poppy & Torchflower: gives night vision
- Tulip: reduces your melee damage by 4 hearts
- Wither Roses: applies the wither effect
While they don’t last very long, the possible positive effects do add a small bonus to each stew, so there really isn’t a reason not to add them.
Animals and Minecraft Flowers
Just like in real life, animals love flowers, especially when they can eat them. If you want to feed your animals, putting out some flower seeds never hurts. Also, flowers are a cornerstone when it comes to creating your own beehive. A healthy buzzing around your flower fields is a must both for the health of your flowers and the size of your hive.
Conclusion: Minecraft Flowers
As you can see, Minecraft flowers do not only look pretty, they also have many uses. Be it dyeing, feeding your animals or farming XP, Mineraft flowers are a must have for all new players. If you also want to become a Minecraft botanist, a Minecraft server from G-Portal allows you to strive through the Minecraft world together with your friends. So don’t hesitate and collect a nice bouquet of flowers today!