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Grass
Grass JE7.pngPlains Grass.pngTaiga Grass.pngSnowy Plains Grass.pngJungle Grass.pngDesert Grass.pngSwamp Grass.pngBadlands Grass.png
Fern JE6.pngPlains Fern.pngTaiga Fern.pngSnowy Plains Fern.pngJungle Fern.pngDesert Fern.pngSwamp Fern.pngBadlands Fern.png
Tall Grass JE4.pngPlains Tall Grass.pngTaiga Tall Grass.pngSnowy Plains Tall Grass.pngJungle Tall Grass.pngDesert Tall Grass.pngSwamp Tall Grass.pngBadlands Tall Grass.png
Large Fern JE4.pngPlains Large Fern.pngTaiga Large Fern.pngSnowy Plains Large Fern.pngJungle Large Fern.pngDesert Large Fern.pngSwamp Large Fern.pngBadlands Large Fern.png
Renewable

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

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0

Hardness

0

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

Yes (60)

Catches fire from lava

Yes

Grass 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[a] 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.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

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. By planting a single fern, growing it with bone meal and then using shears on the resulting tall fern, a single fern yields two ferns.

Placing any block on grass breaks the grass, and the grass does not drop seeds.

The only way to get tall grass and large ferns is to break it using a shear enchanted with Silk Touch.

Natural generation[]

Grass[]

Grass generates in the form of random patches, on grass blocks in most biomes with grassy soil, like plains or forests. Tall grass generates in plains, savannas and lush caves. There is approximately 8.6 tall grass per chunk.

Ferns[]

Ferns occur naturally only in jungle, taiga, snowy taiga and old growth taiga biomes. Large ferns generate in the same biomes, excluding jungles. Large ferns can be found in some taiga and snowy taiga‌[BE only] village houses.

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Grass Village Savanna house chest 1 45.9%
Bedrock Edition
Grass Village Savanna house chest 1 45.9%
Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Tall Grass Village Savanna house chest 1 45.9%
Bedrock Edition
Tall Grass Village Savanna house chest 1 45.9%
Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Fern Village Taiga house chest 1 18.6%
Bedrock Edition
Fern Village Taiga house chest 1 20.3%
Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Large Fern Village Taiga house chest 1 18.6%
Bedrock Edition
Large Fern Village Taiga house chest 1 20.3%

Trading[]

Wandering traders can sell ferns for one emerald.

Post-generation[]

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.

Usage[]

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.

Flower pots[]

Ferns can be placed in flower pots.

Composting[]

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.

List of colors[]

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 Potted Fern
Badlands Mesa No #90814d No Badlands Grass.png Badlands Tall Grass.png Badlands Fern.png Badlands Large Fern.png Badlands Potted Fern.png
Beach Beach Rain #91bd59 Plains Grass.png Plains Tall Grass.png Plains Fern.png Plains Large Fern.png Plains Potted 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 Potted Fern.png
Cold Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.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 Potted Fern.png
Deep Cold Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
Deep Frozen Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
Deep Lukewarm Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
Deep Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
Desert Desert No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png Desert Potted Fern.png
End Barrens The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
End Highlands The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
End Midlands The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
Eroded Badlands Mesa No #90814d No Badlands Grass.png Badlands Tall Grass.png Badlands Fern.png Badlands Large Fern.png Badlands Potted Fern.png
Flower Forest Forest Rain #79c05a Forest Grass.png Forest Tall Grass.png Forest Fern.png Forest Large Fern.png Forest Potted Fern.png
Forest Forest Rain #79c05a Forest Grass.png Forest Tall Grass.png Forest Fern.png Forest Large Fern.png Forest Potted Fern.png
Frozen Ocean Ocean Snow #80b497 Snowy Plains Grass.png Snowy Plains Tall Grass.png Snowy Plains Fern.png Snowy Plains Large Fern.png Snowy Plains Potted Fern.png
Frozen River River Snow #80b497 Snowy Plains Grass.png Snowy Plains Tall Grass.png Snowy Plains Fern.png Snowy Plains Large Fern.png Snowy Plains Potted Fern.png
Ice Spikes Icy Snow #80b497 Snowy Plains Grass.png Snowy Plains Tall Grass.png Snowy Plains Fern.png Snowy Plains Large Fern.png Snowy Plains Potted Fern.png
Jungle Jungle Rain #59c93c Jungle Grass.png Jungle Tall Grass.png Jungle Fern.png Jungle Large Fern.png Jungle Potted Fern.png
Lukewarm Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.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 Fields Potted Fern.png
Nether Nether No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png Desert Potted Fern.png
Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
Old Growth 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 Potted Fern.png
Old Growth Pine Taiga Taiga Rain #86b87f Old Growth Pine Taiga Grass.png Old Growth Pine Taiga Tall Grass.png Old Growth Pine Taiga Fern.png Old Growth Pine Taiga Large Fern.png Old Growth Pine Taiga Potted Fern.png
Old Growth Spruce Taiga Taiga Rain #86b783 Taiga Grass.png Taiga Tall Grass.png Taiga Fern.png Taiga Large Fern.png Taiga Potted Fern.png
Plains Plains Rain #91bd59 Plains Grass.png Plains Tall Grass.png Plains Fern.png Plains Large Fern.png Plains Potted Fern.png
River River Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
Savanna Savanna No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png Desert Potted Fern.png
Savanna Plateau Savanna No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png Desert Potted Fern.png
Small End Islands The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.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 Beach Potted Fern.png
Snowy Taiga Taiga Snow #80b497 Snowy Plains Grass.png Snowy Plains Tall Grass.png Snowy Plains Fern.png Snowy Plains Large Fern.png Snowy Plains Potted Fern.png
Snowy Plains Icy Snow #80b497 Snowy Plains Grass.png Snowy Plains Tall Grass.png Snowy Plains Fern.png Snowy Plains Large Fern.png Snowy Plains Potted Fern.png
Sparse Jungle Jungle Rain #64c73f Sparse Jungle Grass.png Sparse Jungle Tall Grass.png Sparse Jungle Fern.png Sparse Jungle Large Fern.png Sparse Jungle Potted Fern.png
Stony Shore None Rain #8ab689 Windswept Hills Grass.png Windswept Hills Tall Grass.png Windswept Hills Fern.png Windswept Hills Large Fern.png Windswept Hills Potted Fern.png
Sunflower Plains Plains Rain #91bd59 Plains Grass.png Plains Tall Grass.png Plains Fern.png Plains Large Fern.png Plains Potted 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 Potted Fern.png / Swamp Potted Fern (Cold).png
Taiga Taiga Rain #86b783 Taiga Grass.png Taiga Tall Grass.png Taiga Fern.png Taiga Large Fern.png Taiga Potted Fern.png
The End The End No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
The Void None No #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
Warm Ocean Ocean Rain #8eb971 Ocean Grass.png Ocean Tall Grass.png Ocean Fern.png Ocean Large Fern.png Ocean Potted Fern JE.png
Windswept Forest Extreme Hills Rain #8ab689 Windswept Hills Grass.png Windswept Hills Tall Grass.png Windswept Hills Fern.png Windswept Hills Large Fern.png Windswept Hills Potted Fern.png
Windswept Gravelly Hills Extreme Hills Rain #8ab689 Windswept Hills Grass.png Windswept Hills Tall Grass.png Windswept Hills Fern.png Windswept Hills Large Fern.png Windswept Hills Potted Fern.png
Windswept Hills Extreme Hills Rain #8ab689 Windswept Hills Grass.png Windswept Hills Tall Grass.png Windswept Hills Fern.png Windswept Hills Large Fern.png Windswept Hills Potted Fern.png
Windswept Savanna Savanna No #bfb755 Desert Grass.png Desert Tall Grass.png Desert Fern.png Desert Large Fern.png Desert Potted Fern.png
Wooded Badlands Mesa No #90814d No Badlands Grass.png Badlands Tall Grass.png Badlands Fern.png Badlands Large Fern.png Badlands Potted Fern.png

Sounds[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.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 breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.grass0.70.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.grass0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.grass0.30.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.grass0.111.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.grass0.211.0
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.grass0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.grass0.80.8

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
GrassgrassBlock & Itemazalea_log_replaceable
lush_plants_replaceable
block.minecraft.grass
FernfernBlock & Itemazalea_log_replaceableblock.minecraft.fern
Tall Grasstall_grassBlock & Itemlush_plants_replaceableblock.minecraft.tall_grass
Large Fernlarge_fernBlock & ItemNoneblock.minecraft.large_fern

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Grass and ferntallgrass31Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.tallgrass.grass.name
tile.tallgrass.fern.name
Double Tallgrass and large ferndouble_plant175Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.double_plant.grass.name
tile.double_plant.fern.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. a b Available with /give command.
  3. a b The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.

Block states[]

See also: Block states

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

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
tall_grass_type0x1
0x2
defaultdefault
tall
fern
snow
0
1
2
3
The variant of this block.
  • 0: Unused. Grass named "Fern"
  • 1: Grass
  • 2: Fern
  • 3: Unknown

Tall grass and large fern

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
double_plant_type0x1
0x2
0x4
sunflowersunflower
syringa
grass
fern
rose
paeonia
0
1
2
3
4
5
The flower type.
upper_block_bit0x8falsefalse
true
0
1
If it is the upper half of the plant. For items, it is 0.

History[]

This section is missing information about
  • Pocket Edition v0.11.0 alpha build 14: "Tall grass and ferns now have a random height." Is this referring to grass and ferns, or tall grass and large ferns, or all four?. 
Please expand the section to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.

Shrubs[]

Main article: Shrub § Shrub (0)

Green shrubs[]

Grass[]

Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Grass JE3.png Added grass.[3]
Grass (texture) JE1 BE1.png The item form, unobtainable by normal means, has no name, does not have a tint applied, and places shrubs instead of grass even if its damage value is 1 as expected.
1.6.6Bone meal can now be used to instantly grow tall grass on grass blocks.
1.8Pre-releaseGrass can now be harvested with shears, allowing for its legitimate acquisition.
Grass (item) JE2.png The item now appears with the correct sprite in the inventory, and is also tinted.[more information needed]
Pre-release 2 ;)The item is now called "Grass" in the inventory.
Unknown
?Grass is now available in the creative inventory.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Grass (item) JE3.png The tint used for grass as an item has changed.[more information needed]
1.111w49aGrass can now be eaten by sheep.
1.2.112w05aPlacing 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 sounds used for grass-type blocks have been changed.
1.814w07aGrass JE2.png The texture planes and pixels of grass are now completely square.
14w17aGrass JE3.png The texture planes and pixels of grass are now stretched and rectangular again.
14w25aGrass JE4.png The texture for grass has been made slightly brighter. However, this version also applies ambient occlusion to cross models, making grass appear darker as a result.
?Grass JE5.png Crosses are no longer subject to ambient occlusion.[4]
1.1418w43aGrass JE6.png The texture of grass has been changed.
18w49aGrass items can now be found in chests in savanna village houses.
18w50aGrass JE7.png The texture of grass has been changed.
19w03aPlacing grass into the new composter now has a 10% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aGrass now has a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.4.0Grass BE1.png Added grass. It is currently unobtainable.
v0.5.0Grass now drops seeds, despite remaining unobtainable.
v0.8.0build 2Grass BE2.png The tint of grass has been changed.
Grass is now available in the creative inventory.
build 5Bone meal can now be used to instantly grow grass on grass blocks.
v0.9.0build 1Grass now generates naturally.
The tint of grass now changes depending on the biome.
Grass BE3.png The grass texture has been brightened.
v0.12.1?Grass can now be snowlogged.
v0.14.0build 3The hitbox no longer occupies an entire block.[verify]
v0.15.0build 1The texture is now 44×44, instead of 16×16. Whether this results in any visible changes in-game is unknown.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Grass JE4.png[verify] The texture of grass has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Grass can now be used to fill Composter.
Grass can now be found in savanna village house chests.
Legacy Console Edition
1.66.0016.0CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Grass JE3.png[verify] Added grass.
TU12Grass can now be directly overwritten by placed blocks, like snow and water can, rather than having to be broken beforehand.
1.90 Grass JE4.png[verify] The texture of grass has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Grass JE3.png[verify] Added grass.

Tall grass[]

Java Edition
1.7.213w36aTall Grass JE1.png Added "Double Tallgrass".
Double tallgrass with values over 5[more information needed] now cause a game crash when rendered.
1.814w25aTall Grass JE2.png The texture for tall grass has been made slightly brighter. However, this version also applies ambient occlusion to cross models, making tall grass appear darker as a result.
?Tall Grass JE3.png Crosses are no longer subject to ambient occlusion.[4]
1.8.1pre1Added a facing state to minecraft:double_plant, though without visible effect.[is this the correct version?]
1.1317w47a"Double Tallgrass" has been renamed to "Tall Grass".
1.1418w43aTall Grass JE4.png The texture of tall grass has been changed.
18w49aTall grass items can now be found in chests in savanna village houses. Therefore, tall grass items have become legitimately obtainable in Survival mode.
19w03aPlacing tall grass into the composter now has a 20% chance of increasing the compost level by 1.
19w05aTall grass now has a 50% chance of increasing the compost level by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Tall Grass BE1.png Added tall grass. It has version-exclusive textures, having a noticeably different shape.
build 5Tall grass is no longer flammable.
v0.11.0build 14Tall grass pixels are now square.[more information needed]
v0.14.0build 3The hitbox no longer occupies an entire block.[verify]
v0.15.0build 1The texture is now 44x44, instead of 16x16. Whether this results in any visible changes in-game is unknown.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Tall Grass JE4.png[verify] The texture of tall grass has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Tall grass can now be used to fill Composter.
Tall grass can now be found in savanna village chests.
Legacy Console Edition
?Added tall grass.
1.90 The tall grass textures presumably would have been updated in this version.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Tall Grass JE1.png[verify] Added tall grass.

Ferns[]

Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Fern JE5.png Added ferns.[3]
Grass (texture) JE1 BE1.png The item form, unobtainable by normal means, has no name, uses the grass texture, does not have a tint applied, and places shrubs instead of ferns even if its damage value is 2 as expected.
1.8Pre-releaseFerns can now be harvested with shears, allowing for their legitimate acquisition.
Fern (item) JE2.png The item now appears with the correct sprite in the inventory, and is are also tinted.[more information needed]
Swamp biomes have been redesigned and rain forest biomes have been removed entirely, so ferns no longer generate.
Pre-release 2 ;)The item is now called "Grass" in the inventory.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Fern (item) JE3.png The tint used for ferns as items has changed.[more information needed]
The item is now called "Fern" in the inventory.
Ferns are now available in the creative inventory.
1.111w49aFerns can now be eaten by sheep.[verify]
1.2.112w03aFerns now generate in jungle biomes.
12w05aPlacing a block while targeting a fern now overwrite the fern, similar to snow. Previously, ferns had to be broken to place blocks in that space.
1.4.2?The sounds used for grass-type blocks have been changed.
1.7.213w36aFerns now spawn in taiga and cold taiga biomes.
1.814w07aFern JE2.png The texture planes and pixels of ferns are now completely square.
14w17aFern JE5.png The texture planes and pixels of ferns are now stretched and rectangular again.
14w25aFern JE4.png Cross models, including ferns, are now subject to ambient occlusion.
?Fern JE5.png Crosses are no longer subject to ambient occlusion.[4]
1.1418w43aFern JE6.png The texture of ferns has been changed.
18w50aFern items can now be found in chests in taiga village houses.
19w03aPlacing a fern into the composter now has a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
19w05aFerns now have a 65% chance of increasing the compost level by 1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.8.0build 2Fern BE1.png Added ferns.
build 5Bone meal can now be used to instantly grow ferns on grass blocks.
v0.9.0build 1Ferns now generate naturally.
The tint of ferns now changes depending on the biome.
Fern BE2.png The fern texture has been brightened.
v0.12.1?Ferns can now be snowlogged.
v0.14.0build 3The hitbox no longer occupies an entire block.[verify]
v0.15.0build 1The texture is now 44×44, instead of 16×16. Whether this results in any visible changes in-game is unknown.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Fern JE4.png[verify] The texture of ferns has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Ferns can now be used to fill Composter.
Ferns can now be found in taiga and snowy taiga village house chests.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Wandering traders now fern.
Legacy Console Edition
1.66.0016.0CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Fern JE5.png[verify] Added ferns.
TU7Added ferns to creative.[more information needed]
TU12Ferns can now be directly overwritten by placed blocks, like snow and water can, rather than having to be broken beforehand.
1.90 Fern JE4.png[verify] The texture of ferns has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Fern JE5.png[verify] Added ferns.

Large ferns[]

This section is missing information about v0.9.0 alpha build 5: did large ferns stop being flammable?. 
Please expand the section to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.
Java Edition
1.7.213w36aLarge Fern JE3.png Added large ferns.
1.814w25aLarge Fern JE2.png Cross models, including large ferns, are now subject to ambient occlusion.
?Large Fern JE3.png Crosses are no longer subject to ambient occlusion.[4]
1.8.1pre1Added a facing state to minecraft:double_plant, though without visible effect.[is this the correct version?]
1.1418w43aLarge Fern JE4.png The texture of large ferns has been changed.
18w50aLarge fern items can now be found in chests in taiga village houses. Therefore, large fern items have become legitimately obtainable in Survival mode.
Large ferns now generate in front of some taiga village houses.
19w03aLarge ferns may or may not be able to be placed inside composters.
1.1519w37aLarge ferns can now drop wheat seeds.[5]
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Large Fern BE1.png Added large ferns. It has version-exclusive textures, being ever so slightly brighter than in Java Edition (most noticeable via comparing the raw textures).
v0.11.0build 14Large fern pixels are now square.[more information needed]
v0.14.0build 3The hitbox no longer occupies an entire block.[verify]
v0.15.0build 1The texture is now 44x44, instead of 16x16. Whether this results in any visible changes in-game is unknown.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Large Fern JE4.png[verify] The texture of large ferns has been changed.
Large ferns are now sold by the amazing, brand-new wandering traders.
Large ferns now generate in the new taiga and snowy taiga villages.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Large ferns can now be used to fill Composter.
Large ferns can now be found in taiga and snowy taiga village house chests.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57Wandering traders no longer large fern.
Legacy Console Edition
?Added large ferns.
1.90 The large fern textures presumably would have been updated in this version.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Large Fern JE3.png[verify] Added large ferns.

Data history[]

Java Edition
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the tallgrass and double_plant IDs have been split up into their own IDs.
"Tall Grass" has a new ID: tall_grass.
Prior to The Flattening:

Issues[]

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

Trivia[]

  • 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.
    • This offset is solely determined by x and z coordinates, regardless of dimension or world seed[verify]. Based on this feature, it is possible to calculate the coordinates where a screenshot is taken, if the screenshot includes enough grass.
    • This can sometimes cause grass to clip horizontally or vertically through block corners.[6]
  • Grass can appear in caves on dirt, even if there's no light source nearby.
  • Using bone meal on grass in a spawn-protected area on a server still produces grass and flowers.
  • The texture for grass is based on the grass texture from an early version of one of Notch's games, Prelude Of The Chambered

Gallery[]

See also[]

Notes[]

  1. Known as Tall Grass in Java Edition and Double Tallgrass in Bedrock Edition.

References[]

  1. MC-33580
  2. MC-163896
  3. a b https://web.archive.org/web/0/http://notch.tumblr.com/post/5775170768/the-changelist-for-1-6
  4. a b c d MC-57159
  5. MC-160123
  6. MC-63199 – "Grass shows through block" resolved as "Works as Intended"
    MC-19005 – "tall grass texture goes through blocks" resolved as "Won't Fix"
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