Red Dead Redemption 2 - Plants Guide
In Red Dead Redemption 2, there are as many as 43 plant species. This large group includes berries, flowers, mushrooms and herbs. Although the developers did not focus on the flora as much as on the animal world, plants still play an important role in the game. Periodically, the inhabitants of the camp Dutch will fall asleep to Arthur with requests to get various objects, among which plants will most often be found. How not to respect fellow gangster case?
To complete the game, you need to collect at least one copy of at least 20 species of plants. One of the most dangerous self-made hunting accessories is that poisonous arrows cannot be made without oleander juice and milkweed, which actually kill the victim's body. Different parts of plants are widely used in the recipe of many local dishes. They often act as components that are required for the manufacture of healing tonics. Plants can be sold, handed over to the camp or used for its intended purpose. Below is a complete guide through the plants, from which you will learn where certain species grow and how to get to them the fastest.
Why do we need Plants in the game
Morgan - not just a hunter, a thug and a robber, he is also an experienced survivalist. Wildlife survival skills Arthur instilled Dutch, even when they together conquered the endless expanses of the Wild West. As an adult, Arthur continued his travels, but these were mostly solitary attacks. Together with the character the player will spend a lot of time in the harsh conditions of wildlife. Plant knowledge is vital to the survivalist, as some of them are poisonous and are suitable only for weapons, while others are edible or have proven themselves to be an excellent remedy for this or that disease.
Special attention should be paid to the collections in Red Dead Redemption 2. The game will have five quests to collect collections, for the passage of which will have to find alligator eggs, bird feathers and orchids. The latter are presented in the number of thirteen subspecies. Below they will be described separately.
In the game there are still tests - these are missions, the passage of which is not considered mandatory, but necessary if the player wants to get 100% passage. Among them there is a test, during the execution of which Morgan will have to study the plant world. He will collect mushrooms and berries, cook delicious dishes seasoned with herbs, create healing tonic. If you managed to find a lot of interesting plants, then some of them should be donated to the needs of the gang. This is another plus sign to Morgan’s karma, which will once again strengthen the morale of his comrades. Herbs can and sell, but the big profit on them cut down will not work.
Where are the plants on the map
Plants, like animals, have a specific range. There are places where you can meet single instances, and there are areas where representatives of the species grow in groups. More common first option. Unfortunately, some plants merge with the surrounding landscape and it is not so easy to notice them if you don’t know for sure that there is burdock or orchid hiding behind this bump or in the middle of that meadow. All of them are highlighted when the Eagle Eye skill is activated, which makes search much easier.
If the player frequently visits the same place to pick berries or herbs, a mark with their location will appear on the map, that is, the game will “remember” it and prompt the gamer if it becomes necessary to go for the raw materials again. Below is a complete list of plants in the game world with their location. Each plant will have its own unique designation. For example, the yarrow is marked by a characteristic image of a bush with a high stem and a fluffy bunch of inflorescences on its crown, and a burdock is marked by a laconic cluster of "sticks" that resemble clusters of its elongated twigs.
Vanilla - a plant that has a sweet, alluring smell, is quite difficult to find in the game. It can be safely ranked as a category of rare finds. Vanilla Morgan can be found only near Lake Bayu-Nva. The plant is an important component of the healing tonic for the horse. Because of the strong smell, it is often used as a bait base for hunting animals. The plant can be recognized by the refined inflorescence of a yellow-green shade surrounded by fleshy leaves.
Burdock root is used in the composition of many tonics. Especially well proved his duet with yarrow. Burdock can be eaten without cooking, its consumption inside in raw form will slightly increase the health indicator. The plant is easily recognizable by the characteristic purple inflorescences, which are generously covered with tall stem. Usually burdock grows in a company. Several bushes are spread out within a radius of 5-6 meters from the first bush found. Very often the plant is found near the Dakota river.
The game has two types of currants: golden and black. Both plants grow in the form of low shrubs, so they are easy to identify in a clearing among low grass. Black currant grows near Tumbleweed.
Golden grows near Van Horn. Shrubs of both species have a characteristic bifurcation of branches, which resemble ragweeds. Sprigs cover leaves with torn edges. Small, shiny black and golden berries are collected in dense clusters. They act as components for many tonics and have a positive effect on the health indicator. Currant bushes grow in small families, so if you need a lot of berries, then after gathering from one bush, you need to look around carefully to find its neighbors.
Purple snowdrops - very noticeable plant. For his search, no special skills are needed, since the flowers of rich purple color are visible from afar even in the thick grass. The snowdrop has a low stem, covered with long leaves, arrows. Each bush is decorated with flowers, bells. Within a radius of several meters, several of these usually grow, they like to group. If you eat a plant, it will slightly increase stamina. You can not give snowdrops sous, because for her they are poisonous. They are part of some tonics and can even be used to bait small herbivores. Snowdrops can be found near the Brandywine Drop waterfall.
Yarrow is a pretty hot plant in the game, which is used to make an effective tonic along with currants and burdock. The player needs to collect six copies of each type and boil the medicine out of them, which will fully restore the stamina, health and ability to "Dead Eye." If you eat a plant just raw, it will restore a little health parameter. Yarrow is a low shrub with wide "umbrellas" of red inflorescences. Due to the bright shade they are easy to find in the meadow. Grows near Valentine.
In addition to the usual yarrow, there is also another subspecies - agetumy yarrow. It grows in the harsh conditions of the hot climate in Rio Bravo. The plant is similar to its close relative, but differs in the color of inflorescences. If in the ordinary they are bright red, then in the ageratum yarrow there are petals of a gentle yellow-cream shade. It is used to increase the health of the Morgan and as a means to restore the horse’s endurance.
Alaskan ginseng is easily identified by spiny stems, wide leaves with pointed edges, and beads of red berries. Like a purple snowdrop, the plant prefers a harsh northern climate. It can be found in the Brandywine Drop waterfall, near West Elizabeth, in the Ambarino district.
His closest relative - American ginseng can be found on the outskirts of Valentine. The plant also has red berries and wide leaves, but its stem is smooth, devoid of thorns, and the fruits are collected in small clusters and slightly smaller than the size of an op. Unlike the Alaskan subspecies, American ginseng likes to be cool and moisture, so it is widely distributed in local forests.
The gaultería is a very low shrub, wrapped in a blanket of evergreen wide leaves. On it grow small shiny berries rich red color. Used to restore health and are suitable for bait in the hunt for small predators. Gaulteriya grows not far from New Hanover.
Wild carrots can be found if you move south-westward from Valentine. The plant is very tenacious, therefore it is widespread in this region. Shrubs have tall stems that are topped with several "crowns" of leaves. At the top there is a lush umbrella with white buds, tightly fitted to each other. You can eat wild carrots yourself, but it will be much more effective for a horse.
Desert poppy is necessary for the skill "Dead eyes." It is also included in some tonics. These low bushes grow on the plains of West Elizabeth, preferring wilderness along the railways. It is easily recognizable by the bright yellow inflorescences that are cast in gold and stand out even against the background of the lifeless sandy landscape of the plain.
Creeping Thyme has found widespread use in cooking, where it is used as an aromatic seasoning. Low shrubs are dotted with small, dense leaves that alternate with tiny flowers-bells of purple tint. Thyme is very tenacious, therefore, often develops barren land.
Blueberries are found on the banks of the river Kamassa. Low bushes can be easily identified by the shiny black berries and evergreen leaves of a regular, almost oval shape.
Desert sage can be eaten raw or made from it a healing tincture. The plant is easily recognized by the upper leaves, which, unlike the lower ones, have a purple hue. Bushes can reach 1m in height. The plants is found only near Shcherbata Ridge in New Austin.
Wild mint is often used as a seasoning for meat, which gives it an unusual, delicate flavor. Shrubs that can be stretched to a length of 0.7 m can be easily identified on the ground. Fleshy stem covered with small leaves, pale purple in color. They exude a peculiar smell. The plant prefers moist, shady places, so it is easy to meet in the lowlands, on the shores of lakes and rivers, near the marshes.
A distinctive feature of oleander are pale pink inflorescences, consisting of five petals. It is strictly forbidden to eat it, but it is excellent for making poisonous arrows.
Raspberries and blackberries
Raspberries and blackberries are two shrubs that are united by a close relationship. They both have prickly stems, wide leaves and characteristic fruits of red and black flowers.
Wild feverfew is easily recognized by its characteristic inflorescences, resembling miniature, faded sunflowers, which for some reason turned out to be planted on thick stems of low shrubs.
Indian tobacco is decorated with small inflorescences of a soft lilac color. The plant is part of the miracle tonic. Tobacco grows in Lemoyne, West Elizabeth and Ambarino.
Oregano - increases stamina and is often used in cooking due to its specific flavor. It has even tall stems, on which broad oval-shaped leaves are evenly distributed.
Euphorbia is decorated with lush hats of purple inflorescences, but behind the external appeal lies a deadly plant. It can not be eaten, as the spurge contains poison. It is used for soaking arrows.
Red sage is widespread around New Austin and Rio Bravo. The bushes are pyramidal in shape: the stems are densely covered with wide leaves at the bottom, and closer to the top they are replaced by inflorescences of red.
Common reed grows on the banks of reservoirs, forming a characteristic palisade of dense stems topped with staminate flowers. He cannot be eaten either by a man or a horse, but he is also not suitable for poisonous arrows. From reeds, a great healing ointment for the horse is obtained for external use.
Podvaletsevy sage is found in West Elizabeth and New Hanover. The plant prefers dry places. It is easily recognizable by the form that is characteristic of sage bushes. The subspecies subspecies is decorated with inflorescences of a rich purple hue. Sage restores stamina.
Orchids - collection exotics
Orchids are a rare expensive flower that impresses not only with its unusual appearance, but also with the original name for each subspecies. These plants will appear in quests for collectors.
The aroma of the night
Star of Akuni
Lady of the night
Mushrooms and places where they can be found
The game has only four types of mushrooms: Polish, ram, chanterelle and umbrella. All of them grow large families, so you can pick up a lot of mushrooms at once. You can eat them yourself or use them as bait.
Polish can be found in many areas near New Hanover, West Elizabeth, Tall Trees. Mushrooms grow families. If Morgan is lucky to find a couple, then you need to look for the rest nearby. They prefer wet places in the shade. It is best to look for mushroom families near stumps and fallen trees. They are easy to identify by neat brown hats.
The ram mushroom
The ram mushroom resembles a stubble-faced lamb, which lies down to rest under a rotting tree trunk. The mycelium consists of a set of "heads" with wavy edges, which only enhance the effect of the "curvature" of the lamb. They can be found in the forests of West Elizabeth and Ambarino.
The mushroom umbrella
The mushroom umbrella has a characteristic wide cap that resembles an open umbrella during rain. The legs of them expand downwards, which is clearly noticeable if you bend down and look under the cap. These mushrooms can not be eaten raw, as you can poison with toxins, but after cooking, they will raise the indicator of health. Umbrella families can be found in the Tumbleweed area.
Chanterelles are easily identified by the characteristic shape of the fungus and color, which can vary from milky to bright red. They prefer to grow large families in the lowlands.