FAQ/Walkthrough by Suprak the Stud
Version: 0.95 | Updated: 03/19/19
Table of Contents
- Version History
- Chapter 1: Colter
- Chapter 2: Horseshoe Overlook
- Chapter 3: Clemens Point
- Chapter 4: Saint Denis
- Chapter 5: Guarma
- Chapter 6: Beaver Hollow
- Epilogue - Part I: Pronghorn Ranch
- Epilogue - Part 2: Beecher's Hope
- Total Completion
- Additional Information and Secrets
- Trophy/Achievement Guide
- Acknowledgments/Closing Comments
Below is a list of all the plants you can find in the game. Most of these can be found frequently in wooded or grassy areas in the game, so you will just need to get out and explore a bit. There are some exceptions of some rarer plants that only appear in specific locations, but that will be detailed below.
This is a relatively high abundance plant, particularly found in forests or near moisture. It is typically found in Ambarino or northern West Elizabeth. It is also in the New Hanover region, and can be found nearby the rivers running through the area. It can both be crafted into medicine or eaten directly to replenish the Health Core.
One good spot is east of the middle section of O'Creagh's Run lake in Ambarino. Go east from the lake until you find a four way intersection. There is only one, and all the others are only three-way intersections. After you hit the intersection, go about a quarter of the way down the road from the intersection to the border to New Hanover. Go north at this point and you can find the plant growing right along a rock wall.
American Ginseng is a very common planet, and can be found around the edges of forests or in grasslands from West Elizabeth through New Hanover. They'll first appear just outside of the Horseshoe Overlook camp. Can be consumed raw to replenish Health Core and it can also be crafted into medicine.
One specific spot will be in southern Lemoyne, north of Shady Belle. This will be directly north of the left edge of the "S" from the Shady Belle text. It will be very close to the railroad track, so look north until you get the the track and then check just a little south of that.
These are pretty uncommon mushrooms, and you'll only find them in a couple of specific regions. They grow at Caliban's Seat in New Hanover and Tall Trees in West Elizabeth. Outside of these two areas though, you won't encounter them much at all. Consuming this will improve your Health Core and it can also be used to craft into Herbivore Bait.
One specific spawn spot is west of Caliban's Seat. There is a spot west of the top of the "Seat" text on the map. Cross the road, and the mushroom will be just a little bit past. They'll be in the shade of the trees, close to where the tree line starts.
Blackberries are supposed to be common, but I always had a hard time finding one. They are most common in West Elizabeth or western New Hanover, near the Dakota River. You can usually find some in the fields west of Valentine. These grow in bushes, so keep an eye out for bushes while searching for some. Consuming these replenishes your heath core and they can also be used in crafting.
A good spot to find a bush is just to the northwest of the "B" from the Big Valley text on your map in western West Elizabeth. It is the only larger bush in the area so it stands out a bit and can be found at the star position on the following map.
You likely won't find any of these until very late in the game because they are exclusive to New Austin. They also don't just grow anywhere in New Austin, and they will only be found in very dry soil that is a good distance from a source of water. Because of this, they are almost exclusive to Cholla Springs and Gaptooth Ridge. These are very important ingredients for horse tonics, so you may want to horde them whenever you can find them.
A specific spot you can find these is north of the middle of the "G" from the Cholla Springs text on your map. Go north from the "G" and you will cross two roads that are very close to each other. On the northern side of the second road (the one on top) will be three of these plants. They are very close to the roadside.
This plant can be a bit harder to find, as it primarily grows along rivers or railroad tracks. It is also fairly exclusive to the western side of the Great Plains region, and is always really close (or in) one of the rivers going through this area.
One guaranteed spot is west of Rhodes in Lemoyne. Travel directly west of the "Rhodes" text on your map until you hit the edge of Flat Iron Lake. There will be a group of these growing right along the riverfront.
Another mushroom, these are fairly easy to see because of how big and chunky the yellow mushrooms are. They are most typically found in grassy areas, outside of actual forests, and are localized mostly in the Lemoyne or easter New Hanover regions. Consuming one will partially refill your health core, and they can also be crafted into Herbivore bait.
An easy batch to find is just to the west of the bottom of the first "E" from the Eris Field text on your map (which is just south of the "M" from the Lemoyne text if you don't know where that's at).
The Common Bulrush is located all throughout the game, and will be along most rivers or lakes you come across. It tends to be very close to the body of water, so you should not have to travel far to find some. This is poisonous by itself, so do not consume. It does have utility in crafting for Horse Ointments.
A specific spawn point is in southern Lemoyne nearby Shady Belle. Northeast of Shady Belle is a somewhat large island that has three roads on it. Go to the middle of the island and head to the westernmost point. There is a small part of this island sticking out that has several common bullrush growing on it.
This is a rather hearty plant, so you're going to find it pretty much anywhere in the game except in locations covered by snow. It commonly appears near rocks or river banks, but you will also find it in some grassy areas as well. Consuming it by itself replenishes your Dead Eye Core, and it also can be used in a lot of recipes for seasoning.
For one guaranteed spot, travel to southern Lemoyne. Find the southernmost railroad track and look just slightly south of the southernmost point of this railroad track. They will be out in the open, right before you reach the tree line.
These are extremely localized, so they can be kind of hard to find unless you know where you're looking. The best place to find them is west of Gaptooth Ridge in New Austin. This is in the far west of the region, and almost all of these will be found either west of Gaptooth Ridge or right on top of where the lettering for it is on your map. These can be consumed for a quick stamina core boost, or they can be crafted into bitters.
You can find a guaranteed spot in the far west of New Austin. Go directly north from the left edge of the "H" in the Gaptooth Ridge text on your map. It will be slightly north of the midpoint between the "H" and the northernmost railroad track. There will be a coyote drawn on your map if you've explored the region well, and the Desert Sage will be growing just to the south of its front paws.
This is another plant that is found primarily in New Austin. It is most abundant in the Rio Bravo area, nearby any rivers in the region. However, it can also be found outside of New Austin although these spots are a lot more rare. These can be fed to your horse to help restore its Stamina Core and it can also be used in crafting.
One earlier spot to find some English Mace (that won't require you going all the way to New Austin) is in eastern Ambarino. If you go directly east from around the middle of O'Creagh's Run, you will see a single four-way intersection (all the others will be three-way). There are a couple of spots you can pick English Mace just to the southeast of this intersection. It will be past the trees in a little open field.
These are common along the Kamassa River in Lemoyne and New Hanover, but not really anywhere else. They can be found a decent bit from the rive to the west, but are more abundant the closer to the river you get. Consuming these replenishes your Health Core, and they can be crafted into predator bait if so desired.
One specific spot is in southern Lemoyne. Go to Shady Belle, then follow the shoreline north until you reach a road. Just south of the road, near the adjacent river, are two bushes of evergreen huckleberries.
These can be somewhat hard to find as they only grow in a couple specific areas. You'll need to check either along streams in West Elizabeth or in the northeast portion of New Hanover. The don't grow around Horseshoe Overlook, for example, and you'll need to go quite a bit away from camp in Chapter 2 to start finding these in the New Hanover region. Consuming these by themselves will refill your Dead Eye core, but they can also be used to make Snake Oil.
One specific location is in northeast New Hanover, north of the "S" from the Annesburg text on your map. There are several batches just before the next road north of the "S". There is a squirrel drawn on your map if you've fully explored the area, and you can find several right near where its leg would be.
Hummingbird Sage can be kind of tricky to find, even though the plant itself is really easily visible. It is a bright purple flowering plant that grows quite large. This can be found usually in heavily forested areas in shady regions. In terms of locations, they are most common in Lemoyne, the west side of West Elizabeth, and along both banks of the Kamassa River in New Hanover.
One guaranteed spot to find some will be in southern Lemoyne. Located the Scarlett Meadows text on your map, and then head west of the bottom of the final "E" in Meadows. Past the road nearest to the "E" will be a small forest. The sage can be found under the trees just beyond the road.
Tobacco can be found all over the map, but is most highly abundant in woodlands or savants in West Elizabeth, Ambarino, and Lemoyne. You can find some near New Hanover, however, and you'll first come across this in woodlands outside of Valentine early on in the game. Consuming this alone will increase your Dead Eye Core, and it can also be used to craft some really useful tonics.
One specific spot is shown below. It is in southern Lemoyne, north of the space between the two "N"'s from the Lannahechee River text. Go north of the southernmost road and continue north until you almost reach the next road north of it. It will be by some trees but slightly south at the edge of the field.
Milkweed is not as abundant as some other plants in the game, but you can find it fairly frequently around river banks, particularly nearby Bayou Nwa and Dewberry Creek in Lemoyne. It can also be found elsewhere, including the Heartland Overflow in New Hanover or other areas nearby a water source. Eating it directly will fill your Health Core.
If you need a specific spot, check southern Lemoyne. The island just northeast of Shady Belle has three separate roads on it. Go just northwest of this island, to the opposite side of the river that runs around it. A group of milkweed will be growing just off the bank here.
This plant is fairly localized, and can only be found near river banks of Bayou Nwa. It is one of the easier plants to spot, because it has five bright pink flowers on it. Do not consume this yourself as it is poisonous. Its main use is in crafting, and it is a key ingredient in poison arrows.
For a specific spot to find it, check southern Lemoyne. North of Shady Belle is a little river that runs through some small islands off the coast. There is a bit of the mainland that sticks out eastward just south of the railroad track by this river. Right in the center of this peninsula is a group of three of these.
Oregano is a fairly common herb, and can be found all throughout the game. The first place you can encounter it is just outside of Horseshoe Overlook, including a good amount just north of the camp. It will also increase your stamina core.
There is also a good spot to find some in southern Lemoyne. If you located the Scarlett Meadows text on the map, this can be found to the west of the space between the "E" and the "A" from Meadows. There are two triangular shaped intersections west of the "A" and a group of three oregano can be found growing north of the western of these two intersection.
This plant can be found throughout the game, and will grow nearby essentially any wooded area. Do not consume these raw as they are poisonous. They will begin appearing as early as Chapter 2, and can be found all around Horseshoe Overlook.
They can be found all throughout the game though (although they are fairly uncommon). One example is in the Cholla Springs region. If you look north of the "G" in the Cholla Springs text, you will see some roads that intersect in a way to form a triangle. Travel to the westernmost point of this triangle, and then go slightly northward. Three parasol mushrooms can be found here.
The bad news is that this is very localized, and you aren't likely to find it anywhere other than a couple of specific areas throughout the map. The good news is that it is very abundant in the areas where it grows, so it shouldn't be too hard to find if you're in the right area. This plant grows in the Great Plains region of West Elizabeth and is rare to non-existant everywhere else. Consuming it by itself increases your Dead Eye core, making it one of the few plants to give that benefit. It is also used in Snake Oil recipes.
One really easy spot to pick some up is just to the west of Blackwater. There is a group growing just to the southwest of the "T" from the Blackwater text on your map. It is almost touching the letter itself, so don't go too far from it while searching for it.
These mushrooms aren't as high abundant as some of the others in the game, and you'll only find them growing in forests of West Elizabeth and Ambarino (although there are some also located in the northernmost area of New Hanover). Consuming by themselves will refill your Health Core, and they can be cooked into Herbivore Bait.
One good spot to find some is in northeastern New Hanover. This is close to the top right corner of the map. Go directly north from the "Y" from the Brandywine Drop text on the map. It is a little bit south of the halfway point between the "Y" and the northern railroad track nearby.
This is another early game plant, and if you go looking around the bushes nearby Horseshoe Overlook or Valentine you should find a good amount of bushes with Red Raspberry. Consuming these replenishes your health core, but it can also be crafted into bait for certain animals.
A good spot to collect it is in southern Lemoyne. This will be directly north of the left edge of the "R" from the Bolger Glade text. Go north past the road, and travel until you are just a little ways south of the railroad track. There are only a couple of bushes out in the open here, and these bushes will have the raspberries.
This is another plant that isn't technically "rare" but is very hard to find out in the wild. There are a few exceptions and it can grow elsewhere, but for the most part this will exclusively be found in the Rio Brave region of New Austin. It isn't even that abundant there though, so you'll want to use Eagle Eye a lot while looking for it and then keep an eye out for its bright red color when you're not. It functions identically to the other more common forms of sage, so there really isn't much of a reason to track it down unless you are going for 100%.
An easy spot to find some is right around Fort Mercer in New Austin. Go just to the east of the very top of the "T" from the Fort Mercer text. It is very close to the letter, and should be very easy to see because of its bright red color.
The Vanilla Flower is highly localized, and can only be found growing on trees in western Bayou Nwa. They tend to be of highest abundance nearer to the Kamassa River, although they can be found growing a bit further out from the river as well. Consuming this replenishes your health core, and it can also be used for crafting.
One easy spot to find one at is at Prinz and Co., an abandoned factory just west of Saint Denis and east of Caliga Hall. On the west end of the factory, right before the fence, will be some trees. It will be growing on the second most northern tree close to the fence. It can be found at the star symbol on the following map.
This is definitely a regional plant, and you won't find too many growing outside of Ambarino. There may be some in the northern regions of New Hanover, but your best best is looking around Ambarino if you're desperate for some of these. Consuming this by itself will increase your Stamina Core, and it can also be crafted into herbivore bait if wanted.
You can find a group of Violet Snowdrops growing in northwestern West Elizabeth. It is by the Hanging Dog Ranch, and is actually right on top of the "C" from the Ranch text on your map. There are a couple growing here, and their bright purple hue makes them stand out.
Carrots will be all over the map, and you can find them by their long white clustered flowers sticking above the ground. You can find these almost immediately after leaving your camp in Horseshoe Overlook, but do not worry about missing them because you'll run in to these very frequently. Consuming this alone will increase your Health Core, but they are also very useful for crafting into meals for your horse.
One specific spot for the wild carrot is in southern Lemoyne. It is directly north of the second "N" from the Lannahechee River text. Go north of the southernmost road a bit and you will find a little field that has three wild carrots growing in it all in close proximity to each other.
While this technically isn't a "rare" plant like the orchid is, there are probably fewer than twenty spawn spots in the entire game which puts it in pretty rare territory. It grows almost exclusively in the Cholla Springs region of New Austin, and I was unable to find any spawn spots outside of New Austin at all. Consuming this will replenish your Stamina Core, and it can be used to craft bitters at campfires.
An easy spot to find some is just to the west of Armadillo. Leave town to the west, crossing the railroad track. Check your map, and you will see a big black circle on the railroad track at the Armadillo stop. Go west from the bottom of this a little bit (like twenty steps or so) and you can find a couple of these growing.
Mint is another plant that shows up all over the map, and it is particularly abundant near marshes or streams. You tend to find it just a little ways a way from any body of water, so start looking there if you're having a hard time finding some. Consuming it by itself will increase your Health Core, and it can also be used in a variety of cooking.
One spawn spot is in southern Lemoyne. Northeast of Shady Belle is a fairly large island with several roads going through it. Go to the middle of the island, and then head west of the westernmost road. There are a couple wild mint plants growing not that far from the road.
This berry is located in northern New Hanover and Ambarino. It grows fairly commonly in forests and woodlands in these two regions, but it is not found commonly in Ambarino where there is no vegetation. Eating one will replenish your Health Core.
A good spot to pick some up is east of the middle portion of O'Creagh's Run in Ambarino. There is a single four-way intersection here (the other intersection will all be three-way). Just to the southeast of the intersection is a single Wintergreen Berry bush. It will be past the trees and in a little open field. It grows very close to a couple English Mace plants.
Yarrow is another common herb and is in the fields all around Horseshoe Overlook in the early game. It is throughout most grassy regions as well, and it is useful because consuming it replenishes health core.
For a specific spot, you can check southern Lemoyne. There is a patch of three growing directly north of the left edge of the second "N" from the Lannahechee River text. Go north of the southernmost road and this is about halfway between the southernmost road and the next road north of it.
|Acuna's Star Orchid|
The rest of the plants are rare, exotic flowers that only grow in limited areas. This one specifically has only ten spots in the entire game it will appear, and these spots never change from playthrough to playthrough. All of these are found in the eastern Bluewater Marsh region, and the vast majority are east of the lake in the middle of the swamp. An easy one to find is just south of the "H" in Bluewater Marsh on your map, around the edge of the small swamp that surrounds Canebreak Manor.
Another spot to find one is on the chain of small islands northeast of Saint Denis (and directly west of the Sisika Penitentiary. There are two islands that are a little further east than the others, a larger one and a t-shaped one just south of that. This orchid can be found on the t-shaped island, growing on a sickly tree on the east end of it.
This is another rare plant. It is found entirely in the eastern portions of Bluewater Marsh and Bayou Nwa. It is another of the rare plants that grow on trees, so you'll need to look for it on tree trunks in the area. One such flower can be found to the southeast of the "T" in Bluewater Marsh. It is just to the north of a nearby road, and just to the west of another.
A second fairly easy one to find is west of the bottom edge of the "N" from the Bayou Nwa text and south of the right edge of the "A" from the Lakay text on your map. There is a shack to the southeast, and this at the edge of the treelike to the northwest of it.
A rare orchid localized in the islands to the southwest of Saint Denis. They'll be found to the east of Shady Belle, primarily. An easy one to find is to the southeast of Shady Belle. There is a road that runs through these islands on your map, and you will want to travel to the island that the road runs through that is the furthest to the south. This orchid can be found on a tree along the southern shore of the island, near the middle of the shoreline.
|Dragon's Mouth Orchid|
This is another rare plant that only grows in predetermined specific locations throughout Grizzlies East. You can also find them around O'Creagh's Run. This is an extremely small plant, so even if you know where they are at you may want to use your Eagle Eye to help pinpoint exactly where they are at. You can find one just southwest of Martha's Swain cabin in southeastern Ambarino. It will be right along the road. The easiest place to find one, though, is along the shore of O'Creagh's Run. If you go to the east coast and about halfway up there is a small peninsula that sort of sticks into the middle of the lake. The flower will be right near the tip. There are several others throughout the region though so you may find some elsewhere. The Collectables section of the guide will have a full list of all locations.
A rare plant that can only be found in Bayou Nwa, Lemoyne. It grows only in shaded areas, and can actually be found growing along the trunk of a tree or on the ground. These are localized all around Shady Belle, and you find almost all of them just east or just north of it.
One Ghost Orchid can be found just east of the main house of Shady Belle. There is a small run down shack that is also east of the main house, and the flower can be found just north of that shack on the nearby tree.
|Lady of the Night Orchid|
Another rare plant, with only twenty possible spawn locations. These flowers can all be found either on the northeast of the Caliga Hall property or in the west/southwest of Bayou Nwa. One possible location is near the very north point of the Caliga Hall property. It will be slightly north of the northernmost road in the region, nearby the riverfront.
Another easy one is at the Prinz & Co. factory. This is just to the west of Saint Denis and just to the east of Caliga Hall. There is a fence on the west end of the factory and there are some trees near the fence line.There is one of these orchids growing on the tree furthest south, which is directly adjacent to the ampersand on the map.
|Lady Slipper Orchid|
A rare plant that is primarily found in the West Elizabeth region. They kind of grow all over the region, so you'll be traveling a bit to round up the number you need. One location is on the Hanging Dog Ranch in northwestern West Elizabeth. If you go to the northwesternmost point of the fencing surrounding the ranch, you can find one of these orchids growing right next to the fence.
Another easy one to find is at Monto's Rest. Monto's Rest is just to the northeast of Strawberry. A Lady Slipper can be found directly east of the "Rest" of Monto's Rest text on your map and it is almost directly south of the "C" from the Appleseed Timber Co. text above it. It is out in the middle of a mud patch and should be easy to find.
One of the few rare flowers you actually find outside of the Lemoyne region. A lot of these are located right around the Butcher Creek town in eastern New Hanover, but you will also find a couple north of town and five or so that are south of town. Around half of them can be found right around the perimeter of town though, so search there first. One easy one to find is right on the south side of town, just to the west of the cemetery that is down there.
Another specific orchid can be found almost directly east of the easternmost point of the Kamassa River (which is west of Van Horn). Go east from this point on the river, and then go over the road and climb up the following hill. It is right around where the hill starts leveling out. The star below shows this specific spot, with the other markers showing alternate Moccasin Flower Orchid locations
Night Scent Orchid
There are only a handful of these you can find in the entire game, and they're all located around the Bayou Nwa region in Lemoyne. They will actually be growing on the trunks of trees, so if you're going through a forested area in the region you may want to turn on Eagle Eye quickly and see if you see anything highlighted. You can find one south of Old Harry Fen, and to the east of where the drawn rabbit is on your map.
A second one can be found slightly to the northeast of Catfish Jacksons, and just to the southeast of the final "S" of Catfish Jacksons when written on your map. If you find the southernmost road in the area, it will be slightly north of the southernmost point of that road.
These exotic flowers are located in the Bayou Nwa region of Lemoye. They are almost exclusively found at the waterfront of the largest lake in the swampland area, which is the body of water to the northeast of Lagras. One can be found on the northeast tip of the peninsula that runs from the northeast of Lagras. Please refer to the Collectables section of the guide for a complete list of Queen's Orchid locations.
|Rat Tail Orchid|
Another rare exotic flower, these can only be found in the Bluewater Marsh or Bayou Nwa regions of Lemoyne. Most of these grow on tree trunks, so when in Eagle Eye inspect any tree trunks you find that are lighting up. A good one to find is just to the west of the bottom of the first "E" from the Bluewater Marsh text on your map. It will be fairly close to the nearby coastline.
|Sparrow's Egg Orchid|
These are very rare out in the wild, and if you find one save it as it is part of a stranger quest later in the game. It is only found in Roanoke Ridge, in New Hanover. This region is in the northeastern portion of the map if you haven't discovered it yet. It is usually found close to streams or rivers, although it can also be found a little bit away in more wooded areas. One of these can be found right along the east of the Kamassa River. Check your map and you should see a road that leads right to the "K" of the Kamassa River text. Go just north of the eastern end of this road and you can find one of these flowers.
A second easy one to find is west of the middle of the space between the "O" and "A" of the Roanoke Ridge text on your map. Go west from the midpoint until you hit the first road. Just west of this road, only a couple of steps off the path, will be one of these orchids.
The final of the rare orchids, these are entirely concentrated in western Bayou Nwa. They are all located between the "B" of Bayou Nwa on your map and the Kamassa River. There are only ten spawn locations in the game, one of which is directly north of the Bayall Edge shack. It will be right along the waterfront of the small lake in western Bayou Nwa.
A second is in the southwest of Bayou Nwa. It is south of the small pond in the area (where Bayall Edge is located) but north of the southernmost road. There is an intersection down here, and the tree you're looking for is slightly to the east of it and a little ways north. It's about halfway in between the road and the pond.