Modification:Expanded Plants/Plants

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MOD This page includes mods. The content is not part of normal DF as released. Changing game files can sometimes cause unexpected results, and should always be done with care and caution.

This is a table of the real-life growths and growth seasons of plants found in Dwarf Fortress. It is a work in progress.

The values in this table will be incorporated into the Expanded Plants mod. Please feel free to help with the research!

Resources for tweaking plants:

Wild biome distributions at Modification:Expanded_Plants/Biomes. All biome tokens at Biome token.

Reference table for mapping ticks to seasons at Modification:Expanded_Plants/Timing.

Color values and color tokens at Color#Color values.

Reaction snippets at Modification:Expanded_Plants/Reactions.


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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Abaca

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Perennial tree-like herb
Tropical w/ decent rain & high drainage
Pseudo-trunk Stem None Year-round Green N/A
Leaf Cloth fiber "Manila Hemp" Every 3-8 months Green N/A
Flower None No more than 1 month before leaves reappear Red-orange Shortly before leaves reappear
Fruit Contains seeds Sometime after leaves reappear Almost-white brown  ??
Seeds Oil for soap only (oil not edible) N/A Black N/A
Acacia

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FAO factsheet; using A. aneura because best data.

Tree
Tropical & subtropical dryish but not desert; needs full sun
Structural Low-value wood; bark processed for brown dye Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Summer and winter; summer flowers are the ones that set seed Yellow 6 weeks or less
Seedpods Edible cooked, contains seeds, brown dye Mid-spring Bright green, then white, pink, or tan Late spring
Seeds Edible raw or cooked N/A Black N/A
Alder

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Broadleaf tree
Temperate
Structural Mid-value wood; orange dye from bark Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Spring Green, then orange Autumn
Male catkins None Before leaves Yellow/pink Spring
Female catkins None Before leaves Brown Late autumn
Alfalfa

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Perennial Herb
Warm side of temperate; doesn't like salt; prefers direct sun.
Stem Edible when young (create sprout growth?) Year-round Light green N/A
Leaves None Early/mid spring Light green Mid/late autumn
Flowers None Late spring Magenta Early autumn
Seedhead Contains seeds Mid summer Green Late autumn
Seed Plantable, edible cooked N/A Light brown to yellow N/A
Almond

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Tree
Subtropical - warm, dry summers; mild, wet winters. Not too heavily forested.
Structural Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Late spring Green, then red November
Flowers None Late February White Late spring
Whole almonds Contains seeds September Light brown November
Seeds Edible N/A Brown N/A
Apple

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Tree
Temperate; lightly wooded but not super forested.
Structural Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Mid-spring Green, then orange, then brown Early winter
Flowers None Mid-spring Pink, then white Late spring
Fruit Edible, brewable Mid-autumn Red, yellow or green Late autumn
Seeds None N/A Brown N/A
Apricot

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Tree
Mid-temperate to subtropical. Prefers dryish climates.
Structural Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Mid-spring Green, then yellow Mid-autumn
Flowers None Very early spring White Somewhat quickly
Fruit Edible, brewable, contains seed Mid-summer Orange Early autumn
Pit/kernel Edible, edible oil N/A Brown N/A
Arrow Bamboo

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Perennial shrub-like herb
Mid-temperate; tolerates both shade and full sun
No usable or even interesting growths; going to leave it an unremarkable grass. (Too thin for timber.) However, it grows up to 18 ft tall; might make it a shrub? Stupid pandas and their needing bamboo to be a grass.
Artichoke

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Perennial Herb
Subtropical to warm-temperate. Reasonable water & drainage.
Stem None Year-round Light green N/A
Leaves None Mid-Spring Light green Late autumn
Bud w/ Heart Edible/Brewable Early summer Light green 2 weeks later
Flower None Immediate upon bud disappearance Bright purple  ??
Seedhead Contains seeds Sometime after flower disappearance Brown Late autumn
Seeds Planting N/A  ?? N/A
Ash

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Broadleaf deciduous tree
Temperate, OK with forests; salt-tolerant, can do swamps
Structural Mid-quality wood; blue dye from bark Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Late spring Green, then yellow orange or red Early autumn
Flowers (male & female panicles) None Mid-spring Purple
Samaras None Summer Green then brown, falls off in cloud Mid-autumn
Winter buds None Mid-winter Brown When leaves appear
Asparagus

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Perennial Herb
Happy with saltwater; subtropical to moderately temperate.
Woody stem None Year-round Brown N/A
New shoots Edible Late spring light green Early summer
Leaves "ferns" None Early summer Green, then yellow in fall & brown in winter Late winter
Flowers None June White or yellow July
Berries Contains seeds, poisonous Green in mid-July; ripe in early October Red Novembery?
Avocado

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Tree
Tropical to subtropical rainforests
Structural Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None? January Light green February
Fruits Edible (raw), edible oil June Green October
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Baby Toes Succulent

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Perennial Succulent (herb?) Very hot desert Flowers None Late summer White or yellow Mid-autumn
Bambara Groundnut

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Annual Herb
Semi-arid tropical to subtropical savannah
Stem None Year-round Green? N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None 40 days after planting purple or yellow? 60 days after planting
Seedpods Contain seeds Every 85 days, starting at pollination Brown 30 days after appearance
Seeds Edible, plantable. Oil? N/A Light brown N/A
Banana

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Perennial tree-like herb
Tropical, medium to wet forest
Pseudostem None A new one every 6-8 months Green Shortly after fruiting
Leaves Fiber for thread New leaves with every pseudostem Green Shortly after fruiting
Inflorescence (1/plant, at the "tip" of the bunch.) Edible No more than 2 months after pseudostem matures Dark red When the fruit falls
Flowers (grow on the inflorescence) None Shortly after development of inflorescence Pale pink Appear in stages from base to tip; so about 2 months after appearing?
Fruit (grow along the inflorescence, from the "base" of it, where the early flowers were) Edible, brewable 4 months after flowering Yellow or green About 2 months after the first ripen (they ripen gradually from the base of the inflorescence to the tip)
Barley

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Annual Herb
Temperate to subtropical forest/grassland
Stalk None 15 days after leaves emerge Green, then brown 90 days after leaves emerge
Leaves None Early spring Green, then brown 90 days after leaves emerge
Seedhead Contains seeds 50 days after leaves emerge Green, then brown 90 days after leaves emerge
Seeds Edible, brewable, millable N/A Brown N/A
Bayberry Bush does not exist! I collected the info for the wrong plant and just didn't want to lose all the data I gathered. The Bayberry in DF is the tree listed below.
Perennial Shrub
Temperate marshes or other wet-to-medium. Saltwater OK.
Structural None Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Early spring Green Late autumn (some are evergreen)
Flowers None Mid-Spring Yellow Late spring
Berries Press for inedible oil & wax; contains seeds Mid-summer Light green, ripening to gray-light blue in autumn Mid-winter
Seeds Plantable N/A N/A
Bayberry Tree (Chinese Bayberry)

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Tree
Temperate to subtropical, well-drained, light tree cover at most.
Structural Low-quality wood; yellow dye from bark Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None  ?? Tiny, forget them  ??
Berries Edible, brewable June Red Not long - go bad quickly
Beet

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Biennial Herb
Temperate, moderately wet, grassland to lightly forested
Root Edible, dye Year-round Dark magenta-brown N/A
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Late spring Green Mid autumn
Flowers None Mid-summer Green Mid-summer
Seedhead Contain seeds Late summer Brown Late summer
Seed Plantable N/A Brown N/A
Bentgrass

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Perennial Herb Anywhere Boring. No indication of edible seeds, flowers are small & green & look like a seedhead. Just leave it, whatevs.
Bilberry

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Shrub
Temperate & subarctic with poor soil. Forests-shrubland.
Structural None Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Spring Green, then red Fall
Flowers None Mid-spring Light red Early summer
Berries Edible, brewable, contains seeds Late summer Dark purple Early autumn
Seeds Plantable N/A Dark red N/A
Birch

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Tree
Temperate to boreal, any thickness veg
Wood High quality wood Year-round Cream to tan N/A
Leaves None Mid spring Light green, then orange Mid autumn
Male catkins None Mid autumn Yellow Late spring
Female catkins None Early spring Brown Early Autumn
Bitter melon

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Herbaceous vine
Tropical & subtropical forests
Vine None Year-round Green, then brown N/A
Leaves Edible when young Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None June Yellow July
Melons Edible, contains plantable seeds; incidentally, used in place of hops in brewing! September Green, then yellow-orange (not edible when yellow-orange - overripe, too bitter) November
Bitter orange

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Tree, arguably a large shrub - hedgerow plant.
Temperate, moderate water, good drainage, full sun. Native to wooded hills & mountains.
Structural Wood Year-round Dark brown to gray, with green photosynthetic stripes in the bark. Twigs are green, might just make the tree green w/ lumber being brown. N/A
Leaves None Spring, shortly after flowers. Yellow-green when young, then dark green, then yellow in the fall Standard leaf-dropping time? idk.
Flowers None April White May
Fruit Edible as orange marmalade/preserves only. Starts ripening in September Green, then yellow Well into winter
Bitter vetch

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Annual? herb
Sub-tropical dryish (Turkey, Iraq etc.)
Stem/Structural None  ?? little info remains Green  ??
Leaves None  ?? Green, look like honey locust  ??
Flowers None  ?? White to light purple  ??
Pods Contains seeds  ?? Brown  ??
Seeds Edible COOKED ONLY, causes paralysis if undercooked N/A Brown N/A
Blackberry

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Perennial shrub
Temperate; tolerates poor soil; best in bright sun; not too wet
Canes (structural) None Year-round Wood N/A
Leaves None Early spring Green, then red-purple in autumn Late autumn?
Flowers None May White Early summer
Berries Edible, brewable, contains seeds; when eaten raw should not produce seeds Late summer Red when unripe, then black Mid-autumn
Seeds Edible raw or cooked, plantable N/A Purple N/A
Blood amaranth

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Annual herb
Temperate to tropical, wet or dry. Requires direct sun, does not compete well against other plants.
Stem Edible when young Mid spring Green tinged with magenta Early autumn
Leaves Edible, harvestable every 20 days or so - super crazy Mid spring Magenta tinged green Early autumn
Flowers Hopi Red dye? May not be appropriate for fabric, was mostly used on pottery & as food coloring. Late spring (70 days after planting) Magenta-purple Early summer
Seedheads Contain seeds Mid summer (110 days after planting) Also magenta-purple! Early autumn
Seeds Edible cooked, flour, plantable N/A Black for wild, white for domesticated N/A
Blue sedge

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Perennial? herb Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade, temperate to subtropical. Tolerates salt. Pretty boring. Blue-green, but otherwise basic ground cover.
Blueberry

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Perennial Shrub
Tundra to mild temperate, swampy to scrubby. Can deal with some woodland, but not downright forest. Will grow on mountains, Toady. :<
Structural None Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Middle spring Green, then red Early-mid autumn
Flowers None? Mid spring White Late spring/early summer
Berries Edible, contain plantable seeds. NOT dye, blueberry stain does not hold to fabric. Early summer Green, then red, then (when ripe) dark blue Late summer
Seeds Plantable. Should not be produced when eating the berry raw. N/A Purpley red N/A
Broad bean (fava bean)

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Herb, annual but doesn't die off except due to weather?
Temperate to cold. Can handle a little wet but not too much, no dryness, some salt. Will not fruit above 70F or below 40F. Possibly divide into two plants - one a winter bean in warmer areas, one a summer bean in colder? Sharing each other's materials?
Structural None Extremely early spring Green Hang around until killed - can we accomplish this with heatdamage & colddamage points on the structural material?
Leaves Edible raw, but this will reduce bean crop obvs. Extremely early spring Green Hang around until killed
Flowers Edible raw  ?? White 2-6 weeks later (depending on heat - hotter is longer)
Pods Contain seeds 80-100 days after planting Green Not long after? Beans are best when younger, and can only be eaten raw when harvested young - but can still be picked afterwards. A few different growths?
Seeds Edible raw or cooked, plantable N/A Green, then white, then black N/A
Buckwheat

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Annual herb
Short-season crop, needs drainage but not dry. Mid-temperate to cold-temperate. No higher than 90F after the first 4 weeks, then no frost until the full 12 weeks are over.
Stalk None Early spring, Mid summer Green Dies in cold or when picked
Leaves None Early spring, Mid summer Green Dies in cold or when picked
Flowers None 6 weeks after sowing White 2-3 weeks
Seedhead Contains seeds 10-12 weeks after planting Black Mid autumn
Seeds Edible cooked, flour, brewable N/A Brown N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Cabbage

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Bienniel herb
Temperate, not too shaded
Head Edible with its leaves Mid-spring, early autumn Green Late spring/Early summer
Stem None Early summer Green Until plant dies (in DF, probably until heads come up again)
Leaves (opened, on stalk, not head) None Early summer (of the second year, but this is DF) Green Until plant dies
Raceme/flowers None? Slightly later than the stem Yellow  ?? Shortly after presumably
Seed pods Contains plantable seeds a month after the flowers end? Light brown Only a few days!
Seeds Plantable N/A Chestnut brown N/A
Cacao tree

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Tree
Tropical forests
Wood Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Year-round ivory/pale yellow N/A
Cacao pod Contains seeds Year-round, with a 5-6 month ripening period Green then orange N/A
Cacao beans Edible cooked, ground to cacao paste, pressed to cacao butter (soap possible also) and cacao powder N/A Chocolate-colored! N/A
Candlenut

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Tree
Tropics with decent rain and good drainage. Slightly salt-tolerant.
Wood Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None January White March
Nuts Contains seed September Green, gray when ripe December
Seeds Edible; millable; pressable for oil N/A Brown N/A
Caper

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Perennial shrub
Tropical or subtropical deserts
Structural None Year-round Purple N/A
Leaves Edible cooked Year-round? Green? N/A
Buds Edible cooked May Green August
Flowers None Slightly later May White August
Berries Edible cooked, contains seeds June Green-brown September
Seeds Plantable, obvs N/A Brown N/A
Carambola

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Broadleaf tree
Tropical (forests?)
Wood Wood Year-round Birch-like (under the bark), with a little pink? N/A
Leaves None Year-round Dark green N/A
Flowers None Year-round Lavender/pink N/A
Fruits (Starfruit) Edible, brewable Year-round Green when unripe, then yellow 3 crops/year
Carpetgrass

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Perennial herb Tropical & subtropical wet - tolerates periodic submersion & deep shade Nothing interesting - green leaves, no interesting flowers or fruits.
Cashew

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Tree
Tropical woodlands; leaves spread wide, so not thick forests. Both drought and wet tolerant.
Wood Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Dark green N/A
Flowers None Winter Light green, then pink-red Later in that winter
Fruit w/ nut Edible, brewable into urrac, attached to NUT, not seed A few months after flowering Green nut, then green fruit, then red-orange when ripe Drop after a few weeks? No gathering from ground, they sprout.
Nut Contains one seed, but seed is surrounded by a caustic chemical! Might make for some FUN in processing - chance to produce blister-liquid in workshop? N/A Darker brown N/A
Seed Edible raw or cooked, nut butter, oil N/A Light brown N/A
Cassava

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Shrub
Tropical & subtropical. Both wet- and dry-tolerant (but not desert).
Structural None Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves Edible cooked, with same syndromes as root (Note to self: test out if ingested syndromes via cooking is possible) Year-round Green N/A
Root/tuber Edible cooked (chance of cyanide poisoning. Let's leave out acute poisoning but give a chance for the effects of chronic exposure via layered syndromes. A few layers in you get: temporary blurred vision, permanent liver, kidney, pancreas & motor nerve damage, esp. to legs. Progressively worse motor nerve damage if it's still eaten, eventually blisters on brain & organ shutdown.), brewable, grindable to flour (we'll say flour is non-toxic since though toxic flour is possible, best practices REQUIRE making it into flour) Year-round Light brown N/A
Flowers None July Bright pink January
Fruit Contains plantable seeds 70-90 days after pollination Light green & Brown 70-90 days after the last flowers disappear I guess?
Seeds Plantable N/A Brown N/A
Cattail

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Perennial herb (Currently implemented as a grass; should probably be a shrub. Honestly should probably just replace rope reed 1 for 1.)
Native to temperate-to-tropical freshwater wetlands, but will grow almost anywhere near fresh or brackish water.
Rhizome (starchy roots) Edible cooked, flour Year-round; usually harvested late autumn to early spring White N/A
Stalk Edible heart "Cossack asparagus" early spring thru mid summer. Jute-like fiber fabric. Early spring Green Late autumn
Leaves None Early spring Green Late autumn
Flowers None May Sort of a brownish yellow July
Punks Kapok-like seed fluff, possibly spinnable to thread? Contains seeds. Starts at same time as flower, harvestable in early autumn Brown, then white midway thru harvest Late autumn
Seed Plantable N/A Brown N/A
Cedar - going with genus Cedrus

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Evergreen conifer
Mountains. This may be a problem? Maybe call it hills?
Wood High-value wood Year-round Brown, inside is lighter brown/yellow/pink/orange? N/A
Needles None Year-round Bluish green N/A
Pollen cones None Late summer Small and orange Mid autumn
Seed cones None Year-round, beginning small and green in late autumn, then ripening in the next early/mid-autumn Green, then gray-brown Late autumn/Early winter
Celery

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Biennial herb
Temperate, partial to full shade, requires a lot of water. Low drainage good! Freshwater bogs.
Stalk Not actually eaten in wild varieties Mid spring Light green Dies back in early winter
Leaves Edible Mid spring Dark green Dies back in early winter
Flowers None Early spring White Late spring
Seed head? Contains seeds August Brown Septemberish
Seed High value edible, plantable N/A Brown N/A
Cherry

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Deciduous broadleaf tree
Temperate, any amount of shade or not
Trunk/branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Late spring Green, then red Mid? autumn
Flowers None? Mid-spring Pink-white End of mid-spring
Fruit Edible, brewable Early summer Dark red Late summer
Seeds None N/A Brown N/A
Chestnut

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Deciduous broadleaf tree, but does exceptionally well in pine forests apparently
Temperate w/ good drainage but moisture
Trunk/branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Early-mid spring Green, then bright yellow Sometime in the autumn? Specifics hard to find
Male catkins None Late spring, 2 months after leaves Pale yellow Mid summer
Female catkins None Late spring, 2 months after leaves Green Mid summer
Burrs Contain edible nuts Appear when female catkins leave, ripen 10-12 weeks later Green just 2 weeks after ripening!
Nut Edible, pressable N/A Chestnut N/A
Chickpea

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Annual herb
Full sun to partial shade; Dryish subtropical scrub
Structural - non-woody but called branches None Mid-late autumn Green Until it gets scorching (early summer?)
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Mid-late autumn Green Until it gets scorching (early summer?)
Flowers? None 50-60 days after planting Light purple/white Shortly before the plant dies off from heat
Pods Contains seeds Ripe 100 days after planting Green/bright light green Until it gets scorching (early summer?)
Seeds Edible raw or cooked, flour N/A White/tan N/A
Chicory

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Perennial herb w/ woody stem
Temperate, cold-hardy, drought-tolerant, needs sun
Stems Good forage Year-round Dark green-brown N/A
Leaves Edible raw or cooked April Green October
Root Edible cooked, esp. ground Year-round White N/A
Flowers None? Folk medicine. June Baby blue September
Seed pod Contains seeds July Green, then brown Early autumn
Seeds Plantable N/A Brown N/A
Citron

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Broadleaf evergreen tree
Tropics
Trunk, branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Continuously, "several" times throughout the year Purple for sour, light yellow for sweet N/A
Fruit Edible-cooked (esp. in sweetened preserves) albedo (inner rind), which takes up most of the volume. Valuable (inedible?) oil for perfumes, could make valuable soap. Year-round, producing several crops/year. Can remain on the tree for months, so may have a new crop of unripe citron while the ripe ones are still present. Purple when very small, then green, then yellow when ripe. N/A
Cloudberry

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Perennial (rhizomatous) evergreen herb
Cold-hardy, but weak to salt & dry. Mountains, tundra, boreal forest. May also grow in temperate marshes.
Stems None Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves Can be brewed into tea Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Late spring White Early summer
Fruit Edible, brewable, high-value preserves Mid-late summer White when new, red when unripe, orange when ripe 3 weeks later
Seeds Has not been successfully cultivated! N/A Yellow-orange N/A
Coconut palm

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Tree
Tropical wetlands (direct sun, high humidity, sand and salinity ok)
Wood Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Apical buds Heart of palm (edible, high value, kills plant) Year-round Green N/A
Flowers Sap from incising flower clusters ferments to palm wine Year-round ivory/pale yellow N/A
Coconut (drupe) Edible, seed, coconut milk extract (cookable), pressed for coconut oil (cookable, soap) and coconut meal (cookable), includes coir and shell Six years after germination, year-round, with a 12-month ripening period Green then brown N/A
Coir Fiber, spun to thread, coarse, salt-water resistant N/A white (young), brown (mature) N/A
Shell Crafts, charcoal N/A brown N/A
Coffee

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Tree (9-12m)
Tropical forests (partial sun)
Wood Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves Tea Year-round Dark green N/A
Flowers None Year-round White N/A
Cherry Edible, contains seeds (beans) Three years after germination, year-round, with a 9-month ripening period Green, then yellow, then, light red, then deep red N/A
Coffee beans Seed, roasted and brewed for drink N/A white (unroasted) N/A
Common reed

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Perennial grass
Temperate & tropical wetlands; tolerates brackish water
Stems Edible when young, but let's say nah for implementation reasons Year-round Green in spring & summer; brown in autumn & winter
Leaves None Spring Green in spring & summer; brown in autumn Winter
Flower panicle None Late summer Dark purple Late summer
Seed panicle Contains seeds Transitions directly from flowers Dark gray, then gray, then white-yellow when ripe, then brown Early-mid winter
Seed(s) Edible cooked & flour, plantable, probably brewable if you cared to try N/A Light brown w/ dandelion fuzz N/A
Cotton

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Perennial shrub (usually grown as annual)
Subtropical/mild-temperate, lots of sun, moderate to high rainfall. Slightly drought & salt-tolerant.
Stems None Planted anywhere between Feb & June Green Year-round; or until first frost
Leaves None 2-4 weeks after planting Green Year-round
Flowers None 8-10 weeks after planting Yellow w/ purple centers 10 weeks after planting
Harvestable bolls Thread, contain seeds 20-25 weeks after planting White fuzzy balls January
Seeds Plantable, pressed to oil. Post-pressing leftovers are not edible by animals w/ only 1 stomach. N/A Dark brown N/A
Cottongrass

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Perennial rhizomatous herb (sedge)
Temperate to arctic bogs & open wetlands. Needs sun & moisture.
Stem Edible raw or cooked, forage Year-round Green N/A
Leaves Edible cooked (probably just lump in with the stem tho) Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None May Brown June
Tufts Stuffing (a la pillows, not turkey); contains seeds, but not easily farmable June White & fluffy September
Cowpea

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Annual? herb
Tropical/subtropical dryish places, even in sand
Stems/stalks None Throughout the warm season; starting March-May? Green September-October?
Leaves Edible raw or cooked March-May? Green September-October?
Flowers None 60 days after "planting" Purple 90 days after "planting"
Bean pods Contains seeds Every 4 months in season Green, then yellow when ready, then white/tan as they dry out Hangs out for a while; maybe a couple months?
Beans Plantable, edible cooked N/A White N/A
Cranberry

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Evergreen shrub
Temperate wetlands. Salt-tolerant.
Vine None Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None June Pink July
Berries Edible raw or cooked; brewable September Dark red end of October
Seeds Plantable, edible cooked, seed pressed to edible oil N/A Dark red-brown N/A
Cucumber

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Annual vine
Tropics with full sun & well-drained but moist/high-quality soil.
Vine None Year-round Green N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Year-round, refreshing every 50-70 days Bright yellow N/A
Cucumbers Edible raw or cooked, contains seeds Year-round, refreshing every 50-70 days Green N/A
Seeds Edible, pressable for oil, plantable N/A Light tan N/A
Custard-apple

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Deciduous? tree
Tropical moist but not flooded; can tolerate drought. Full sun, wind breaks; not salt tolerant
Trunk/branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None March Green November-December
Flowers None March Light green May
Fruit Edible raw or cooked, contains seeds, brewable August Green November
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Dallisgrass

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Annual grass
Tropical/subtropical, moist-tolerant, drought/desert-tolerant, some salt tolerance, full light to full shade
Stalk Forage Year-round; planting starts at same time as rice Green? N/A
Leaves Forage Year-round Light green N/A
Flowers None Year-round Dark gray-purple? N/A
Seedheads "Varagu" or "Kodo" or "Kodo millet" - contains seeds Year-round, 2 crops/year Dark gray-purple, then white-tan when ripe/dry N/A
Seeds Plantable, edible cooked, flour, probably brewable N/A tan; or dark gray-purple N/A
Date palm

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Tree
Tropical dry (direct sun, low humidity)
Wood Wood (low value) Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves Edible when v young, but mostly just used for animal feed Year-round Green N/A
Apical buds Heart of palm (edible, high value, kills plant) Year-round Green N/A
Flowers Male and female trees, Edible, Sap from incising flower clusters ferments to palm wine February/early spring white/light yellow  ?
Date (fruit) Female trees, Edible, contains seed, process to barrel for date syrup (cookable) September Green (kimri), bright red (khalal), dark red (rutab), black (tamar) early December
Date seed Pressed for oil (cookable, soap) N/A brown N/A
Desert lime

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Small tree/shrub
Tropical (dry, tolerates salinity and mild freezing)
Wood Wood (low value) Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round (shed during drought/dormancy) Green N/A
Flowers None March (northern hemisphere) white April
Desert lime (fruit) Edible, rarely contains viable seed May Green July
Desert lime seed None N/A brown N/A
Dog's tooth grass

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Perennial grass Tropics, full sun, drought-tolerant, extremely salt-tolerant, wet tolerant also Grass None (Forage) Year-round Green, brown in winter N/A
Dropseed grass

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Perennial grass
Temperate to tropical, extremely drought and salt-tolerant, wet tolerant also
Stems/leaves None (forage) Year-round Green, "golden-rust" in late autumn-winter N/A
Flowers None July Rust-tan Mid-September
Seedheads Contains seeds Octoberish? Light tan Late autumn
Seeds Edible cooked (gross low-value), flour (decent value), probably brewable (probably gross), plantable N/A Light tan N/A
Durian

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Tropics with lots of rain & good drainage.
Trunk/branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers Edible, but for balance we'll say not February, then July White April, then September
Fruit Edible raw or cooked, brewable, contain seeds June, then December Green & brown & spiky August, then January
Seeds Edible cooked; sometimes candied N/A Chestnut N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Eggplant

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Perennial herb
Grows wild only in the tropics. Drought-tolerant, crowding is bad, partial shade at most
Stem None Year-round Green N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Early winter Light purple Early spring
Fruit Edible raw or cooked Mid-summer White or (heh) eggplant Late summer
Seeds Plantable N/A Tan, almost orange N/A
Elephant-head amaranth

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Annual? herb
Likes heat, full sun, and not-desert. May separate out into temperate & tropical varieties, because life cycle is short enough to be a viable summer plant in the temperate zones.
Stem/stalk None Year-round, or mid-late spring Green N/A, or late autumn
Leaves Edible raw/cooked Year-round, or mid-late spring Green and red N/A, or late autumn
Flower heads None Year-round (really!), or mid-summer Dark blood red on a 7-ft "middle finger" stalk N/A, or late autumn
Seed heads Contains seeds Year-round, or mid-autumn; 2-3 crops per year in the tropics probably? Brown N/A, or late autumn
Seeds Edible cooked, flour, probably could brew N/A Black N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Fescue grass

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Perennial grass Bunch of climates, including desert, wetlands, salt-tolerant, alpine, arctic; temperate & tropical; some woodlands; tolerates shade & sun Boring, standard grass
Field sedge

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Perennial? grass Temperate wetlands & seasonally-wet lands Boring, standard grass
Finger lime

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Tropical rainforests (understory plant) - NO FULL SUN
Trunk/branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None February White April
Fruit Edible raw or cooked; marmalade August Green or brown or purple - can look like dog poop late December
Finger millet

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Annual herb
Tropics, medium rain, good drainage.
Stalk None Year-round Light green N/A
Leaves None Year-round Dark green N/A
Flowers None 55 days after "planting" Green 80 days after "planting"
Seedhead Contains seeds 100 days after "planting" Brown and looks like a gnarled hand 130 days after "planting"
Seeds Edible cooked, plantable, mill to flour, brewable (even irl) N/A Red-orange N/A
Flax

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Annual grass
Temperate, full sun, cool season. Best in well-drained soil but can do wetlands too.
Stalk Thread Early spring Green Sticks around til autumn. Stalk gives best thread if picked at 14-16 weeks; multiple versions of this growth, with different thread?
Leaves None As stalk Green As stalk
Flowers None 10-12 weeks Dark sky-blue 3-4 weeks later
Seed pods Contains seeds 17 weeks Brown 20ish weeks?
Seeds Edible cooked, high-value oil, flour N/A Brown or golden N/A
Fonio

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Annual grass
Tropical semi-arid
Stalk & leaves None (forage) Year-round? Green, then golden brown when ripe N/A?
Flowers None 6 weeks after planting Green w/ hint of purple 8 weeks after planting
Seedhead Contains seeds 10 weeks after planting Golden brown 18 weeks after planting
Seeds Edible cooked, flour, brewable (irl) N/A Brown N/A
Foxtail millet

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Annual grass
Temperate dryish (but not desert?)
Stalk & leaves None Late spring Green Early autumn?
Flowers None 60 days after "planting" Red-brown ("foxtail") 16 days later
Seedhead Contains seeds 90 days after "planting" Green-brown 120 days?
Seeds Edible cooked, brewable, flour N/A Beige-tan N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Garden Cress

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Annual? herb
Temperate, damp, prefers shade
Stalk & leaves Edible, but only when young/before blooming Early spring Green Late autumn
Flowers None June White August
Seed pod Contains seeds; edible raw or cooked August? Green, then light gray when ripe September/October?
Seeds Plantable, edible, pressable for oil N/A Red N/A
Garlic

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Perennial herb
Temperate to subtropical; bulb needs to be buried deep enough to not freeze. Most soil qualities; full sun.
Bulb Edible cooked; irl, is often broken into cloves & replanted, instead of seeds Year-round, but underground. Cream-tan N/A
Leaves None Early spring Green-onion green Mid-autumn
Scapes (flower stalks) Edible raw or cooked (when young) Early summer; picking should prevent flowering & increase bulb quality, but limitations Green-onion green Mid-summer, supplanted by full-on spathe
Spathe (like a flower/seed head, except they're tiny bulbs!) Edible raw or cooked Mid-summer Lavender-tan Early autumn
Bulbil (seed, except the "seed" is a tiny bulb) Edible raw or cooked; plantable N/A Tan N/A
Ginkgo

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Deciduous tree(?)/woody seed-fern
Shade-intolerant; temperate; prefers well-watered, well-drained, but can grow in most soils. Particularly likes streambanks because sun.
Trunk/branches Mid-value wood Year-round Brown as a tree; golden-brown as logs N/A
Leaves None Early spring Light green, then yellow in mid-late autumn Early winter
Pollen cones None Early spring Yellow-green Late spring
Ovules/Fruit Contains edible seeds Tiny ovules in early spring; small fruits starting late spring; ripen to full fruit in late autumn Green, then yellow-orange when ripe Early winter
Seeds Edible raw or cooked, but contain a toxin that can cause seizures, esp. in children. A delicacy tho I guess? N/A Jade green (inside gray shell) N/A
Golden bamboo

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Evergreen bamboo. Temperate; shade no more than lightly-wooded; moist but well-drained, but can tolerate drought Goes yellow in sunlight
Grama

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Perennial grass Temperate & tropical prairie grass. Drought-hardy. Boring standard-issue grass.
Grape

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Perennial vine
Temperate to subtropical. Needs sun, no wetlands, not too dry.
Stem/stalk/vine None Year-round Green when young, then brown (turns around august) N/A
Leaves Edible cooked April Green, then yellow in autumn Mid-autumn?
Flowers None May Yellow June
Fruits Edible raw or cooked, contain plantable seeds, brewable (high-value), jams & preserves Late summer ripening; if counting unripe berries, late May Dark red or yellow/green or yellow/pink Early autumn
Seeds Edible raw or cooked; plantable; pressable for mid-value oil. N/A Red-beige N/A
Guava

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Tropical & subtropical; no salt; dryish to moist, occasional waterlogging but no full-on wetland
Trunk & branches Low-quality? wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves Tisanes Year-round Dark green N/A
Flowers None? Year-round, but particularly in mid-spring White N/A
Fruit Edible raw or cooked, brewable, high-value preserves, contains seeds Year-round, starting 90-150 days after flower fertilization; so let's say 3 renewals/year Red-orange N/A
Seeds Edible cooked, pressable to mid-value oil N/A Beige N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Hair grass

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Perennial? grass Everywhere! Boring-grass grass.
Hard wheat

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Annual grass
Temperate, moderately dry
Stalk/leaves None Mid spring Green, then brown Mid-autumn
Flowers None Early summer Green? Mid summer
Seedhead Contains seeds Early autumn ripening Green, golden-brown when ripe Mid-autumn
Seeds Edible cooked, mills to semolina (NOT flour), brewable, plantable. Particularly good for pasta. N/A Tan N/A
Hazel

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Deciduous tree/bush?
Temperate, well-drained soil, full sun
Trunk & branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Mid-spring Green, then orange Late autumn
Male flowers/catkins None, also causes allergies Late winter Yellow Mid spring
Female flowers None Early-mid spring Red & small Mid spring
Nuts Contain kernels Early-mid autumn Brown when ripe Late autumn
Kernels Edible raw or cooked, ground to butter, pressed for oil, candied to praline N/A Brown N/A
Hedge bamboo

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Evergreen perennial rhizomatous tree-like grass Cold-hardy for a bamboo. Well-drained, lightly-wooded to full sun. It's a bamboo. It needs to stay a grass even though it's more like a shrub.
Hemp

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Annual? herb.
Tropical, humid. Sun is good but shade is fine too. Not too boggy.
Stalk Fiber Mid-spring Green Fiber is ready in 3-4 months. Mid-autumn
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Mid-spring Green Mid-autumn
Flowers None Early summer White Mid-summer
Bud Edible raw or cooked; potent drug Mid-summer (is unfertilized flower) Green Early autumn
Seed head Contains seeds; edible raw or cooked Late summer Green-brown Early autumn
Seeds Edible raw or cooked, pressable to oil, ground to flour N/A Beige N/A
Horned melon

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Annual vine
Tropical semiarid
Vine None Year-round. Typically sown in early spring & autumn. Green N/A
Leaves Edible cooked Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None 2.5 months before ripening Yellow 2 months before ripening
Fruits Edible raw or cooked, brewable?, preserves, contains seeds 3-4 months after "sowing"; 2 crops/year tho Green, then yellow-orange when ripe. Spiky! 1? month later?
Seeds Edible raw or cooked, plantable N/A Dried-corn yellow N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Jute

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Annual herb
Tropical, moist, well-drained
Stalk Processed to fiber Year-round Green N/A
Leaves Edible cooked Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None August Yellow August
Seed capsule Contains seeds October Green, then brown when ripe November
Seeds Edible cooked, plantable N/A Black N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Kaniwa

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Annual/semi-perennial herb pseudocereal
Humid to semi-arid mountains. Has not been widely tried in other places (geographically isolated from the temperate climes where it would do best), but has been successfully grown in England & Finland. Salt-tolerant, quite cold-tolerant. Probably OK in wetlands, because native to local elevation minimum. Probably requires full sun, because it grows above the tree line.
Stalk None Year-round Green N/A
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Year-round; refresh 2-3/year Green when young, then yellow, pink, orange, or purple when mature. N/A
Flowers None Inconspicuous, no petals, do not actually open - near 100% self-pollinating - can probably leave this growth out
Seedhead Contains seeds 100 days after sowing, and up to 3x/year. In the wild, effectively year-round I guess? Burgundy; falls off in cloud 80 days later
Seeds Edible cooked, milled to flour, brewable N/A Dark brown or black N/A
Kapok

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Non-seasonal deciduous broadleaf tree
Tropical rainforests & swamps
Trunk/branches Wood; mid-value but very light Year-round Gray bark, light-mid brown wood N/A
Leaves None Beginning of the wet season (early summer) Green Beginning of the dry season (early winter)
Flowers None Early/mid-winter, every ~5 years White or pink. Closed during the day, open at night 2-3 weeks after first bloom
Seed pods Contains seeds; contains fiber. Kapok fiber is difficult to spin due to its short, smooth, brittle fibers. May not want to make it an option. May add a very short-lived growth just for the fluff, to let it fall in a cloud. Late dry season (mid-late spring) Green when green, brown when ripe, then split to show fluff. Fluff to the winds after a week or two, before the leaves come back (late spring)
Seeds Edible cooked, pressed for oil. N/A Black N/A
Kenaf

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Annual/biennial herb (mallow). Long woody stems like Jute.
Tropical or warm-temperate; prefers well-drained soil but can deal with waterlogged. Decent drought resistance but no desert. No shade tolerance.
Stems/stalks Two types of fiber - coarse fiber from the bark, fine fiber from the core. Good for paper as well as clothing. N/A Green when young, then brown & woody. N/A; ready for harvest 150 days after planting
Leaves Edible cooked Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None 100 days after planting Purple-maroon Individually close after a day, but new ones appear year-round
Seed capsule Contains seeds 4 months after planting Purple-maroon before ripe, then brown, then split open 6 months after planting
Seeds Plantable, edible, pressed to oil, milled to flour N/A Black N/A
Root Edible but low-value Year-round Tan N/A
Knotgrass

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Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes vines - big family
Mountains, temperate open places, some wetlands, including salty ones. Also temperate pine forests. Also tropical wetlands, including salty ones. Open tropical fields as well.
Stalk/leaves Edible cooked (famine food); pulled indigo dye into Indigo Knotweed Year-round Green N/A
Flowers (using water smartweed because pink) None May Bright pink! October
Indigo Knotweed. Pulling this out into its own entry because Knotgrass is a grass, and so can't be harvested off of.

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Herbaceous annual
Tropical or temperate, full sun/partial shade, humid but not waterlogged.
Stalk None Mid-spring Green Late autumn
Leaves Indigo dye Appear mid-spring; ready for harvest late June, and then twice more before the end of the season Green Late autumn
Flowers None Late summer Bright pink Early fall
Seed head Contains plantable seeds Mid-autumn Dark brown with a pinkish tint Late autumn
Seeds Plantable N/A Middle-brown N/A
Kumquat

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Evergreen shrub or short tree
Tropical humid, full sun to partly shaded. Some species can do wetlands. No salt.
Structural Barely-any, low-quality wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Dark green N/A
Flowers None Early spring White Early summer
Fruit Edible (but less valuable) raw or cooked, valuable marmalade, brewable Early winter Apricot Mid-spring
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Larch

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Deciduous Conifer
Boreal forests, mountains.
Trunk/branches High-value wood Year-round Brown N/A
Needles None Early spring Pale green in spring; then dark green; then yellow in autumn Late autumn
Cones None Year-round Brown N/A
Leek

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Biennial
Temperate, well-drained, full sun to semi-shade
Stalk/leaf bundle Edible raw or cooked Year-round White & light green N/A
Leaves None Year-round Dark green N/A
Flowers ("Scapes") None Mid-spring White or Pink/lavender  ?Late spring?
Seed pods Contains seeds  ?Early summer? Green, then beige when ripe, w/ seeds visible through thin skin  ?Mid summer?
Seeds Plantable N/A Black N/A
Cloves (may skip) Edible cooked Year-round White-beige N/A
Lentil

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Annual, cool-season pulse
Native to tropical winter but will grow in temperate summer; semi-arid thru middling-wet. Well-drained, full sun, loose soil. Does well in sand, best in clay.
Stem/stalk/leaves None Mid-autumn in tropics, or mid spring in temperate Green; turn yellow near seed maturation 220ish days after planting
Flowers None 90 days Pale blue 200 days
Seed pods Contains seeds 150 days after planting Golden-brown 220ish days after planting?
Seeds Edible cooked, flour, brewable to lentil beer (first recorded in 2013 on a homebrew forum!) N/A Brown, yellow, red-beige, green N/A
Lesser yam

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Vine
Tropical moist forests
Crown (stalk & leaves) None Year-round; generally planted at the end of dry season (middle autumn) Green N/A
Tubers Edible cooked, milled to flour; plantable; possibly brewable? Year-round; ready for harvest after 7-8 months Pale yellow N/A
Lettuce

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Annual herb (daisy family!)
Tropical or temperate. Full sun to partial shade. Middling drainage.
Stem/stalk Contains a mild narcotic. Probably won't implement, but it's interesting! From planting White Til harvest; can overwinter
Leaves Edible raw or cooked; but bitter/bad once the plant has bolted. Replace leaf growth with "bitter leaf" during bolting season/until it would be a "new lettuce" again? From planting Green Til harvest; can overwinter
Flower stalk/flower None When it gets above 75; let's say once every 1.5 months, from late spring to late summer Yellow Only open for an hour each! Let's say 1 week total.
Seed head Contains seeds 2 weeks after flowering ends! White (like dandelion) 4 weeks after flowering ends
Seeds Edible cooked; pressed for oil; plantable N/A Dark brown N/A
Lime

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Small tree or large shrub
Tropical, full sun, mid rain, high drainage
Trunk & branches Low-quality? wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Year-round White N/A
Fruits Edible raw or cooked; preserves Year-round, refreshing in late spring Bright green N/A
Long yam ("Chinese yam" or "Japanese mountain yam" or "cinnamon vine")

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Annual vine
Temperate, esp. forests/woodlands, but also open places. Esp in moist areas/wetlands. Salt tolerance unknown.
Vine & leaves None April Green November
Tuber Edible raw or cooked; plantable; milled to flour; possibly brewable? Year-round Off-white to beige with small brown spots Until harvested
Flowers None June White August
Bulbils (aerial tubers that hang off the vine like fruits!!) Edible cooked; plantable; milled to flour; possibly brewable? June Potato-brown September
Lychee

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Evergreen broadleaf soapberry tree
Tropical wet, high drainage, full sun, no salt
Trunk & branches Low-quality wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Early March White, green, or yellow mid-April
Fruits Edible raw or cooked; brewable; preserves. May contain trace amounts of a toxin that causes brain damage in children? early June Green, then red-pink when ripe mid-July
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The M's were researched by my good friend J.S., who passed away in October 2015. He was always happiest when helping people.

Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Macadamia

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Subtropical Rainforest
Structural Wood; value unknown, but kind of a neat pink/red/brown color Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round New growths bronze in spring, green rest of the year Year-round, but old leaves are replaced in spring
Flowers None Spring Cream or Pink August
Fruit Inedible itself, contains nuts September Green March
Nuts Edible raw, edible oil N/A Brown N/A
Mahogany

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Tropical, pretty much all
Structural High-value wood (Red) Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None One week after all leaves have fallen Pink-tinged at first, then turn lime green when mature Fall off over the course of June-July
Flowers None July-September (Different trees flower at different times) Pale yellow One month after appearing
Fruit ("Sky Fruit") Inedible itself, contains seeds November Pale brown Late April
Seeds ("Sky Fruit Seeds") Edible processed (Ground into a paste) - on further research, basically not edible. All google results for recipes are about how it's a miracle cure. N/A Dark Brown N/A
Maize

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Annual Herb
Temperate Grasslands
Stalk None Shortly after leaves Green 90 days after leaves emerge
Leaves None Early Spring (in nature) Green 90 days after leaves emerge
Tassle (male inflorescence) None 40 days after leaves emerge Yellow-green 90 days after leaves emerge
Silk (female inflorescence) Develops into ear 40 days after leaves emerge Pale yellow 15 days after it appears
Ear Contains kernels 55 days after leaves emerge Green 90 days after leaves emerge
Kernels Edible cooked, edible oil, brewable (corn beer or chicha), millable (cornmeal) N/A Yellow, white, blue, or purple N/A
Mango

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Tropical wet or dry; waterlogging OK, salt not OK
Structural Wood, pale brown Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Dark green N/A
Inflorescence None January Pink and yellow  ?
Fruit Edible raw, brewable (mango wine) June Yellow, red, or green August
Pit None N/A (contained in fruit) Pale Yellow N/A
Mangrove

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Forested salt marsh (a.k.a. Mangrove Forest, because trees that don't define their own biome are losers)
Structural Mid-value(?) wood, grey-brown color Year-round Grey-brown N/A
Air Roots None Year-round Grey-brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Late spring Mustardy yellow-green Mid-spring
Propagule None Year-round (individual propagules drop after a few months but more are constantly grown) Red and green N/A
Maple - There are tons of species but I based this primarily on sugar maple in case tapping becomes possible

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Deciduous Tree
All temperates. Also mountains, taiga. Salt OK.
Structural High-value wood, tan; depending on species bark can be made into dyes (purple, lavender, gray) or tree can be tapped for syrup Year-round Grey N/A
Leaves None Spring Green, then bright red in autumn Mid-autumn
Flowers None Early spring Pale green Mid-spring
Samaras None September Brown  ?
Marsh thistle

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Perennial or Biennial Herb
Temperate wetlands, no salt
Stem Edible raw (after deprickling), herbal tea Year-Round Lime-green N/A
Prickles None Year-Round Lime-green N/A
Flower None July Purple September
Meadow-grass

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Perennial Herb (grass)
Anywhere and Everywhere
There are literally hundreds of species of meadow-grass and all of them are nondescript green grasses of no particular usefulness.
Meadowsweet

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Perennial Herb (grass)
Temperate freshwater marshes & grasslands
Stem None Year-Round Green N/A
Flowers None June White Early September
Mountain avens

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Perennial Dwarf Shrub
Any mountain or taiga
Structural None Year-Round Red-brown N/A
Leaves None (herbal tea?) Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None (dye?) June White July
Mung bean

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Annual Herb
Hot, dry tropical.
Sprout Edible raw Spring, or 2 days after planting Pale green-white 7 days after sprouting (matures into stalk)
Stalk None 7 days after sprouting Green 120 days after sprouting
Leaves None 7 days after sprouting Yellow-green 120 days after sprouting
Flowers None 50 days after sprouting Pale yellow 90 days after sprouting
Pods Contains beans 90 days after sprouting yellow-brown 120 days after sprouting
Beans Edible cooked, brewable (bean jack, this has got to be pretty vile) N/A Yellow, white, blue, or purple N/A
Muskmelon

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Annual Herb (ground vine)
Tropical, wet, well-drained
Vine None 10 days after planting Green 120 days after sprouting
Leaves None 10 days after planting Green 120 days after sprouting
Flowers None 20 days after sprouting Pale yellow-cream 40 days after sprouting
Melon Contains seeds, edible raw, brewable (muskmelon mead, takes a lot of aging before it tastes good) 60 days after sprouting White, slight green tint 90 days after sprouting
Seeds Edible cooked N/A Cream or white N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Needle Grass (Toady has said he doesn't have a preference on genus, let alone species. So going with an amalgam of Nassella, Stipa, and Hesperostipa species.)

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Perennial grass
All temperate habitats with openness up to woodland (yes that includes salt marshes).
Stalk/leaves Forage, basketweaving. Though as forage can cause mild bleeding of the mouth & stomach, because sharp. Year-round Light green N/A
Flower panicle None March Dark purple July
Seed panicle Contains seeds June Light purple August
Seeds Plantable. Starvation-quality edible cooked, brewable, flour N/A tannish-purple N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Oak

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Deciduous broadleaf tree
Deciduous oaks are temperate, evergreen oaks are tropical. Any drainage, any salinity, not super dry.
Trunk & branches High-value wood; depending on the species, bark processed to red, yellow, or high-value crimson (which is different somehow I guess?) Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green in spring & summer; orange or yellow in autumn; brown in winter Fall off in spring as new growth grows
Male catkins (female ovaries are inconspicuous) None March-April Pollen yellow Late spring
Acorns Contains seed Ripe in mid-autumn Green, then brown when ripe. Last a looong time. Early-mid winter
Acorn meat Edible cooked, ground to meal, used as coffee substitute, acorn ale, preserves N/A Brown/slightly red N/A
Oats

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Annual cereal
Temperate. Cold-hardy, go dormant in heat. Need plenty of moisture.
Stalk & leaves None "Plant" in autumn for overwintering Green; dye off to brown in summer Early summer
Florets None Mid-April Light green Late April
Seed head Contains seeds Early May Green, then cream-colored when ripe Mid-late May
Seed Edible cooked, millable, brewable N/A Cream-tan colored N/A
Olive

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Broadleaf tree (evergreen)
Tropical dryish, full sun
Trunk/branches mid-low value wood Year-round Light brown or gray bark, brown wood N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green-gray N/A
Flowers None Early spring White, but inconspicuous Mid-spring
Fruit Edible raw or cooked, pressed for oil Harvest begins in late September Green to the end of November, black after that early February
Onion

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Biennial/perennial herb, but usually harvested as annual
Temperate; full sun or partial shade; good drainage; moist
Stalk & leaves None (May actually be edible like spring onion but whatevs) Early spring Green Late autumn
Bulb Edible raw or cooked; skin used for yellow dye Year-round White or maroon N/A
Stem w/ umbel (flower head) None Late spring White Early summer
Seed head Contains seeds Late summer Beige, then tan when ready Early autumn
Seeds Plantable, edible raw or cooked N/A Black N/A
Orange

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Evergreen broadleaf citrus
Tropical, moist, full sun, good drainage
Trunk/branches Low-value wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None March White April
Fruit Edible raw or cooked, preserves; orange oil from the peel November Orange April
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Papaya

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Tree-like perennial herb
Tropical, well-drained, full sun but surrounded by trees (lolwut?)
Stem None Year-round Green N/A
Leaves Edible cooked when young Year-round Green N/A
Flowers (along the trunk; assuming hermaphrodite since plant sex isn't modeled in DF) Edible cooked Any time during the year, but all at the same time White Several days per flower, and multiple are open at the same time; let's say 3 weeks total
Fruit Edible raw or cooked, brewable?, good for preserves, contains seeds 4 months from fruit set, year-round, but especially in early summer Yellow-gold 6 months from fruit set
Seeds Edible cooked, like black pepper N/A Black N/A
Papyrus sedge

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Perennial herb (reed)
Tropical wetlands, full or partial sun. Moderately salt-tolerant. Can grow in any tropics as long as [WET]; may split?
Stalk "culm" Basketry; edible when v. young Year-round Bright green N/A
Flowers None Summer Brown-orange
Rhizomes Can be cut apart & re-planted Year-round Brown Year-round
Seeds Plantable N/A Brown N/A
Paradise nut

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Evergreen broadleaf
Tropical, humid, well-drained
Trunk & branches Wood Year-round Brown? N/A
Leaves None With flowers Reddish-green 15 days before flowering
Flowers None? November (N. Hemisphere) White-cream, profuse March (N. Hemisphere)
Monkey pots Edible flesh, contain nuts; when nuts & flesh are cleared out, can be used as a jug!! August (N. hemisphere) Dark brown December (N. hemisphere)
Nuts Edible raw or cooked; nut butter; oil N/A Walnut brown N/A
Parsnip

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Biennial herb
(Temperate) Any open/sunny, including wasteland & marsh; no salt
Leaves & stems None; also has toxic sap that causes rash & blistering Year-round, starting early spring Green, turn yellow after going to seed N/A
Flowers (umbel) None Second year, late spring Yellow Early summer
Seed head Contains seeds Mid summer Brown Late summer
Seeds Plantable N/A Brown N/A
Tuber Edible raw or cooked, brewable?, processed to sugar Year-round, but harvest starts in late autumn Creamy white N/A, but harvest ends in late winter
Passion fruit

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Perennial? vine
Wet tropical, with trees to climb, but not waterlogged
Vine & leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None mid-April, opening from afternoon to mid-evening each day White w/ dark purple center mid-November
Fruits Edible, brewable, preserves, contains seeds 70-80 days after pollination, so mid-July, mid-October, and mid-February Yellow, with orangish flesh A month or so each time
Seeds Plantable, edible, pressed to edible oil N/A Black N/A
Pea

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Annual herb
Tropical winter, or temperate spring. Wild peas are Mediterranean so we'll probably go with tropical winter. Good drainage
Structural None Late autumn in tropics, early-mid spring in temperate Green Wither shortly after pods fall
Leaves None Late autumn in tropics, early-mid spring in temperate Green Wither shortly after pods fall
Flowers None 50 days after structural emerges Magenta 70 days after structural
Pea pod Contains seeds Ripe 80 days after structural emerges Green Fall 110 days after structural
Peas Edible raw or cooked; flour? N/A Light green N/A
Peach

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Deciduous broadleaf tree
Temperate dryish, weirdly. Requires a frost.
Trunk & branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None April Green; bright red/orange in fall Early autumn
Flower buds None July Pink Turn into flowers the next spring
Flowers None March Pink Drop 10 days later
Fruit Edible raw or cooked, brewable, preserves Late spring-early summer Pinky orange Mid summer
Peanut

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Annual herbaceous legume
Temperate (and tropical), middling-to-dry amounts of rain, full sun in temperate & shaded in tropics
Stems & leaves None Early May Green November
Flowers None Early June Yellow Mid-July
Peanut in the shell Contains peanuts Early September Tan, but underground (not visible) Mid-November
Peanuts Edible raw or cooked, nut butter, oil, plantable, flour N/A Orangey brown N/A
Pear

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Deciduous tree
Temperate or tropical; sunny, sheltered, well-drained, moderate to wet.
Trunks & branches Wood Year-round Brown/gray N/A
Leaves None Mid-late spring Green, then dark red, then dark brown still on the tree Early winter
Flower buds None Late winter White Turn into flowers
Flowers None Early-mid spring White Fall off 2 weeks later
Fruits Edible raw or cooked; brewable to perry; preserves August Pale yellow, green, rosy orange, or brown October
Pearl millet

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Annual? cereal grass
Hot and dry, including deserts - even sand dunes. Both tropical and temperate (summer) High salt tolerance. Can deal with humidity, but must be well-drained.
Stalk Can be refined to sugar, like sugar cane Planted any time between April and July Light to middle-green Dies mid-autumn, but remains standing (let's say til late autumn)
Leaves None Planted any time between April and July Light to middle-green Mid-autumn
Flower heads None Late summer, when days are shortening Yellow-green Very quickly - turns into seed fast
Seed heads Contains seeds 30-40 days after fertilization (early Autumn) Tan to dark brown Mid-autumn
Seed Edible cooked; flour; brewed to ontaku or oshikundu N/A Slate gray N/A
Pebble plant

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Perennial succulent
Rocky deserts & dry grasslands. Tropical; dies if frozen.
Leaves Grazing. Also technically edible, but not easily cultivatable. Year-round Tan, cream, brown, or gray. Goes green when it hasn't received much sun. N/A
Flowers None Late summer; open in afternoons, close in evenings White or yellow Early autumn
Pecan

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Deciduous broadleaf tree
Subtropical, humid, full sun, well-drained. Can't be super waterlogged, but its preference for river valleys etc. make me want to give it swamp status. Periodic river floods are a good thing. Related species "bitter pecan" AKA swamp hickory loves swamps and can interbreed, so yeah, let's put it in swamps too.
Trunk/branches Mid-value soft wood Year-round Bark is light brown or gray with red tints; wood is brown N/A
Leaves None April, while the catkins are still on the tree Green, yellow in autumn Late autumn
Catkins None Mid-spring Green (bleh) Late spring
Nuts Contain seeds Late summer Green, then brownish cream Mid-autumn
Seeds Edible raw or cooked; nut butter, pecan oil, candied (pralines) N/A Brown N/A
Pendant amaranth

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Annual herbaceous pseudocereal
Tropical or temperate, humid to arid, full sun, well-drained soil. Can barely tolerate desert, and prefers sandy soil, so let's put it in sand deserts only.
Stalk None 4-6 months before harvest (early-late spring; let's say mid-spring) Green Mid-autumn
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Mid-spring Green, turn yellow in late summer Mid-autumn
Flowers Gorgeous! Early-mid summer Magenta-red Late summer
Seedheads "tassels" Contain seeds Ready for harvest in late summer Magenta, because of bits of flower still hanging on Mid-autumn
Seeds "kiwicha" Plantable, edible cooked, flour, brewable?, edible oil N/A White N/A
Pepper (bell)

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Perennial shrub
No freezing; warm, humid, well-drained
Stalk & leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None In late May or so White In mid-June or so
Fruits Edible raw or cooked, contain seeds. When ground to powder, causes mammals pain on contact w/ skin; pain, swelling, & temp blindness on contact w/ eyes; and pain, swelling, coughing & nausea on inhalation. Also antifungal, exact mechanism unknown. Against invertebrates, causes pain & nerve damage. No effect on birds. Effects on fish & reptiles unknown. 6 weeks after pollination, in August or so Green, then red 4-5 weeks later, in September or so
Seeds Plantable, edible raw or cooked N/A Beige N/A
Persimmon

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Deciduous broadleaf tree
Temperate to subtropical. Widely adapted, can grow from swamp to scrub. Moderate salt tolerance.
Trunk Mid-value wood. High-quality but splits too easily. Also apparently the bark is edible but very bitter. Year-round Bark dark brown or dark gray; wood almost black N/A
Leaves None late April, early May Dark green, then orange Early winter
Buds None Mid-autumn; hidden by leaves & fruits Dark red-purple Until leaves appear
Flowers None? May Cream June
Fruit Edible raw or cooked; brewable; preserves; molasses Late fall Pale orange to red-orange Mid-late winter
Seeds Edible cooked N/A Dark brown-black N/A
Pine

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Evergreen coniferous tree
Almost all temperate or cold biomes. Swamp-tolerant, salt-tolerant. Also tropical mountains & pine forests, but no other tropics.
Trunk & branches Mid-high value wood; bark is edible raw or dried & ground to flour. Year-round Brown N/A
Needles Tisane Year-round Green; orange-brown when they fall. Since pine needle fall is such a thing, might have that happen a couple times a year even though, you know, evergreen. N/A
Pollen cones None? Mid-spring Yellow-green Late spring
Seed cones Contain pine nuts Late autumn (a year later) Brown Let's say late spring. Last a long time but varies so much between species that anything would work.
Seeds Pine nuts - edible raw or cooked, pressed to oil, nut butter N/A Yellow-brown N/A
Pineapple

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Perennial (herbaceous) bromeliad
Tropical, good drainage, not too dry
Stem None Year-round Green N/A
Leaves Mid-value thread Year-round Green N/A
Flower head None Year-round, but never at the same time as the pineapple. Might just want to leave it off. Red N/A
Fruit Edible raw or cooked; not suitable for preserves (enzymes break down preservatives). Attached to plantable crown. Year-round; refresh in late spring? Browny yellow N/A
Crown Plantable On the fruit Green N/A
Plum

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Deciduous broadleaf tree
Temperate, moist, well-drained
Trunk/branches Wood Year-round Gray bark, brown wood N/A
Leaves None Early spring Green, then orange in the fall Late fall
Flowers None Early spring White Mid spring
Fruits Edible raw or cooked; plum wine; contains kernel; preserves September Plum (actually can be almost any color, but the color's called plum, sooo) October
Kernel Pressed for oil N/A Brown N/A
Pomegranate

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Deciduous shrub/small tree
Tropical or temperate. Prefers dry (but not desert).
branches/"trunk" Either low-quality wood or no wood, depending on if this is a tree or a shrub Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Mid-spring Green Late autumn
Flowers None May Red Early autumn (just keeps flowering)
Fruit Yellow dye from rind, flesh edible raw or cooked, brewable, preserves, contains plantable seeds (shouldn't drop them when eaten raw though) September Red-pink January
Seeds Plantable. Edible cooked I guess? These are counted as de-fleshed. N/A Beige N/A
Pomelo

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Tree/shrub?
Tropical, good drainage, rainy.
Trunk/branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None 4x/year; one time is March White April
Fruit Edible raw or cooked, marmalade. 5.5 months after flowering (yes, 4x/year) Green 2 months later
Potato

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Herbaceous perennial
Temperate, not arid, not waterlogged. Put it on mountains also.
Vine & leaves None, poisonous Mid-spring Green; yellow when dying back Die back in early autumn
Tuber Edible cooked, brewable; can be cut into pieces as "seed potatoes" and re-planted Year-round Brown N/A
Flower None Early summer White, pink, red, blue, or purple Early summer
Fruits None, poisonous. Contains seeds. Mid-summer Green Late summer
Seeds Plantable N/A Beige N/A
Purple amaranth

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Herbaceous annual amaranth
Full sun, temperate, well-drained, moist
Stalk None Early April Red-violet Mid-autumn?
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Mid-April Red-violet Mid-autumn?
Flower head None Mid-summer Red-violet Late summer
Seed head Contains seeds Early autumn Purple-brown Early autumn
Seeds Edible cooked, brewable, plantable N/A Beige N/A
Purple moor grass

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Herbaceous perennial bunchgrass
Temperate, soggy or dry. Does well in shade & full sun. Not salt-tolerant.
Stalk & leaves Forage Year-round Green N/A
Flower panicle None July Purple September
Purple yam

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Annual? herbaceous vine
Tropical, any sun or shade, must be very moist. Salt tolerance unknown.
Vine & leaves None Mid-March Green Late December
Flowers None Late summer Yellow Late summer
Tuber Edible cooked, plantable when chopped up, flour Year-round Lavender N/A
Seed capsule Contains seeds Late autumn Green Early winter
Seeds Plantable N/A Whatever, we'll just use seed tubers/bulbils N/A
Bulbils Plantable, edible cooked, flour Late summer Grayish-brown Early autumn
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Quinoa

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Annual herb (goosefoot, not amaranth)
Temperate well-drained. Semi-arid to wet, mountains are OK.
Stalk None May Green when young; then yellow, red, or purple; then pale yellow shortly before harvest October
Leaves Edible raw or cooked; if eaten in excess, can cause joint pain, kidney stones, kidney failure May Green when young, then yellow, red, or purple; go yellow and fall off when dry/is harvest time Shortly before seed harvest
Flowers None July Rust or burnt orange August
Seed head Contains seeds August Tan September-October
Seeds Edible cooked, ground to flour, brewable, plantable N/A Black, pink, orange, yellow or white N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Radish

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Annual or biennial herbaceous root
Temperate or tropical. Full sun to partial shade. No waterlogging, no desert; mountain is OK. Note that there are so friggin many radish varieties, for every season and most climates, which is why radishes are considered "year-round" here.
Leaves Edible cooked Year-round Green N/A
Root Edible raw or cooked Year-round White, pink, or magenta N/A
Flower stalk w/ flowers None Early summer White flowers on green stalk A couple weeks later
Siliques (essentially seedpods) Contains seeds; edible raw or cooked when green Edible version mid-summer; plantable version mid-autumn Green when young, brown when ready for seed harvest (two separate materials/growths?) Late autumn
Seeds Edible raw or cooked; pressed to inedible oil; plantable N/A Almond-brown N/A
Rambutan

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Tropical moist jungle, well-drained
Trunk & branches Wood Year-round Brown bark; wood is reddish N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None 120 days before fruiting Ivory, but small & pretty much unnoticeable 110 days before fruiting
Fruit Edible raw or cooked; contains seeds; rind contains tannins & can make black dye Twice a year - late autumn & late spring Red or yellow; flesh is white 30 days later
Seed Edible cooked; mild narcotic? Can be pressed for an edible solid vegetable fat, whence soap and candles. N/A Dark brown N/A
Ramie

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Perennial herbaceous nettle (sans sting)
Tropical to mild-temperate (down to 20 F), woodland to full sun, reasonably moist but not wetland. Irl it can also be planted as an annual in even colder temperate climates, but cannot grow wild.
Stalk Bast thread. Unlike most basts cannot be retted, needs chemical de-gumming by repeated washing with water & ash Year-round; harvestable when yellow, 2-4 times/year Green; yellows around when the flowers open. Stalk dies off when seed heads do, but more take its place
Leaves Edible cooked, but not usually eaten. Year-round, but cyclical Green; yellow when flowers open Drop off soon after flowers open
Rhizome Edible cooked, but unpleasant texture. Usually planted from chopped-up roots rather than seed; 6 or so per root. Year-round Beigey light brown N/A
Flowers, seed heads, and seeds exist, but they are inconspicuous and worthless (as propagation is by rhizome). None Doesn't matter Green Whatevs
Raspberry

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Perennial shrub
Temperate, moist, well-drained
Canes Can be cut & planted Year-round Green in the spring, then brown N/A
Leaves None Mid-spring Green Late autumn
Flowers None Late spring White Late spring
Fruits Edible raw or cooked, brewable, preserves, contains seeds Late early-summer Red Late midsummer
Seeds Plantable, pressed for oil N/A Brown w/ a little pink N/A
Red bean

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Legume. Usually grown as annual, but will stick around if you let it.
Subtropical & high-elevation tropical. Well-drained, sunny. Only slightly drought-tolerant.
Vine w/ leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Early autumn Yellow 30-40 days later
Bean pods Contains beans; edible raw or cooked Ripen in late autumn Green, then charcoal Early winter I guess?
Beans Plantable, edible cooked, milled to flour. Valuable red bean paste should be treated as a preserve rather than a nut butter, because it's prepared by boiling with sugar. N/A Wine-colored N/A
Red spinach.

May change name to Red Spinach Amaranth, just so people aren't confused about the brewing. Spleen Amaranth is another name for it (presumably because of the bile-colored flowers?) but that might be too gross. Maybe call the plant Spleen Amaranth and the leaves Red Spinach? Or vice versa - the plant Red Spinach and the seeds Spleen Amaranth?

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An amaranth, apparently! Annual but year-round.
Tropical & subtropical, humid. Native to forests, but can't tolerate shade? I guess forest clearings.
Stalk None April Green October/November
Leaves Edible raw or cooked; yellow-green dye April Red & green October/November
Flower head None June Yellow-green (bile-colored) September
Seed head Contains seeds August Bile-colored November
Seeds Plantable. Edible cooked, flour, presumably brewable? N/A Black N/A
Reedgrass

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Perennial grass
Taiga, tundra, mountains; all temperate biomes, including the salty ones; tropical mountains, wetlands, rainforests.
Grass Forage Year-round? Green, turning gold in autumn & winter N/A?
Flowers Forage June Different colors depending on species; possibilities include white, pink, purple, bronze. November
Rhubarb

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Perennial herb
Temperate, full sun to slight shade, well-drained soil, lots of rain
Leaves w/ stalks ("petioles") Used to make preserves. Not even going to give it edible otherwise, if there's no sugar, it's not edible, period. March; harvestable in April Green leaves, red petioles Harvestable until June; sticks around til late autumn.
Stalk Holds flowers & seed heads Mid-late spring Green Late autumn
Flowers None Late spring/early summer White flower Not long
Seed heads Contains seeds Late midsummer Light tan Early autumn
Seeds Plantable N/A Almond-brown N/A
Rice

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Perennial grass, often grown as annual
Tropical, mid-very wet. Waterlogging/flooding OK. Salt OK.
Stalk & leaves Could be used for straw I suppose Year-round Green; seed-bearing stalks die off/turn yellow when rice is ripe, but new shoots will keep arriving N/A
Flowers None Early summer Yellow-green? Not very visible. Don't override the default graphic imo. ~15 days later
(Seed) panicles Contain seeds ~30 days after flowering Golden ~15 days after ripening
Seeds Edible cooked, brewable, milled to flour N/A Light brown N/A
Round lime

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Tropical rainforests & woodlands
Trunk & branches Wood Year-round Brown N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None February (N. Hemisphere) Pink February
Fruits Edible raw or cooked; preserves July (N. Hemisphere) Green October (N. Hemisphere)
Rubber tree

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Evergreen broadleaf tree
Tropical rainforests & swamps. No salt tho.
Trunk & branches Mid-value wood; can treat latex as "growths" on the trunk if we have a use for it Year-round Brown bark, beigey-brown wood N/A
Leaves None Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Spring & autumn equinoxes Small & white  ??
Fruit (seed pod really) Contains seeds Late summer & late winter Dark brown  ?? Before flowering again, anyway.
Seeds Pressed for inedible oil, whence soap N/A Dark brown N/A
Rushes are any of a number of genii of sedges that grow in wetlands. I'm going with Scirpus for convenience.

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Herbaceous perennial (sedge)
Temperate & tropical wetlands. Salt OK.
Stalk & leaves Basketry, forage Year-round Gray-green; golden-brown in autumn and winter N/A
Inflorescence None May Brown August
Rye

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Annual cereal grass
Temperate grassland to woodland. Some varieties will tolerate waterlogging.
Stalk & leaves Straw, forage Plant in early autumn Green, then dries golden for harvest Dies off in the heat of summer
Flower heads None Early-mid spring Green w/ purple lining, not at all noticeable. Mid-late spring, turns right into seed heads
Seed heads Contain seeds Late spring Green, then gold when ripe Mid-summer
Seeds Edible cooked, flour, brewable. Sometimes infested with ergot. N/A Golden N/A
Ryegrass

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Annual/perennial grass Temperate, not waterlogged. It's grass, yo. Forage, straw. If livestock eat too much, they can get "annual ryegrass toxicosis" or "perennial ryegrass staggers," which I'll be merging into the same thing under the "ryegrass staggers" name. It will cause dizziness, and possibly if there are multiple stacks eventually nervous damage or death. Year-round Green N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Saguaro

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Cactus!
Subtropical desert
Trunk & arms Low-quality wood Year-round Green on the outside, brown on the inside N/A
Flowers None April, at nights White or yellow Early June
Fruits Edible raw or cooked; preserves; syrup; brewable; all very high value Mid-June Green on the outside, with bright red-pink pulp Mid-July (fall at the start of monsoon season)
Sand pear

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Deciduous broadleaf tree
Temperate, medium wet, does not tolerate shade.
Trunk & branches Wood Year-round Dark gray bark, brown wood N/A
Leaves None April Green, then red, then dark brown shortly before they fall Late autumn/early winter. They fall and make a mess.
Flowers None Early May White Late May; they fall and make a mess
Fruit Edible raw or cooked; brewable; preserves August Green, tan, or brown October
Satintail

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Perennial rhizomatous grasses
Temperate & tropical. Prefers sun, will tolerate shade. Wetlands & dry areas are fine, high salinity is fine. Hugely invasive species.
Grass/blade Used as thatch & for basketry Year-round Green; burgundy in autumn & winter N/A
Rhizome Edible raw or cooked Year-round Pearly N/A
Inflorescence (flower stalk then seed head None September White May
Sawgrass

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Perennial sedge Temperate & tropical marshes & savannas. Full sun, mid to high moisture, waterlogging OK, salt not OK. Standard-issue grass.
Single-grain wheat (einkorn)

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Annual? cereal grass
Mediterranean hills - temperate, not waterlogged
Leaves Straw April Light green August or so
Flower None May Tiny white difficult to see anthers, don't worry about them I guess Not long
Spike Contains seeds Late June Light tan Mid-July
Seeds Edible cooked, flour, brewable N/A Pale red N/A
Soft wheat, also called "common wheat" or "bread wheat"

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Annual cereal grass
Temperate, not waterlogged
Leaves Straw May Green, then tan when ripe November
Flower None September Green September
Ear Contains seeds October Green, then beigey when ripe October
Seeds Edible cooked, flour, brewable N/A Tan N/A
Sorghum

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Annual or perennial cereal grass
Tropical/subtropical, more drought-resistant than most cereals
Leaves Can be processed to syrup/molasses, and of course rum; straw if you wanted to waste it Year-round; shall we say twice a year? Light green N/A
Flower None 56 days after "planting" Dark brown/purple 5 days later
Panicle Contain seeds 33 days after flowering Green, then light-salmon when ripe A month or so I guess?
Seeds Edible cooked, flour, brewable N/A Chickpea ivory N/A
Soybean

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Herbaceous legume
Temperate sunny
Stalk & leaves None April Green, then brown end of October
Flowers None July Small & purple July
Bean pods Contains seeds Mid-September Green, then brown Late October
Beans Edible cooked, pressed for oil, ground to meal, meal to milk, milk to cheese N/A Green, then yellow-tan N/A
Spelt

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Annual cereal grass
Drought-resistant, waterlogging-resistant, salt-tolerant. Sunny & temperate.
Leaves Straw Late autumn Green, then tan Late spring/early summer
Flower None Early-mid spring ~15 days later
Ear Contains seeds 30 days after flowering Green, then tan ~1 month or so
Grains Edible cooked, flour, brewable N/A Tan N/A
Spinach

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Annual herbaceous amaranth!!
Temperate, moist, OK with shade, not waterlogged
Stalk None Mid-spring Green Late autumn
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Mid-spring Green Late autumn
Flower head None Late spring White Week or two later
Seed head Contains seeds 50-60 days after bolting Purplish brown A month later
Seeds Plantable N/A Brown N/A
Squash

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Annual vine
Temperate or tropical, lots of water, shade is OK. No waterlogging.
Vine & leaves None Late spring Green November
Big ol' flowers Technically edible, but gonna say no so we don't have double products. 35 days after germination Yellow-orange 45 days after germination
Gourds Repurposable into jugs, contains seeds & flesh September Green when unripe. When ripe, any sort of color from red to orange to yellow to green October
Flesh Edible cooked N/A Yellow-orange N/A
Seeds Edible raw or cooked, plantable, pressed for oil, ground to flour N/A White N/A
Strawberry

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Perennial herb
Temperate not-desert, not-waterlogged.
Stem None Early spring Green Late autumn
Leaves None Early spring Green Late autumn
Flowers None Mid-spring White Mid-spring
Fruits Edible raw, cooked, brewable, preserves, contain seeds Late spring Red Late summer
Seeds Edible raw or cooked (shouldn't be produced when eating the fruit raw). Plantable. N/A Light brown N/A
String bean

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Annual herbaceous vine legume
Temperate or tropical. Not too humid. May divide into two varieties since there's no off season in tropical.
Stalk None Planted after the last frost Green Every ~120 days as long as there's no frost. Since this is temperate/tropical, let's say 2 harvests/year.
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Shortly after the stalk. Green Same as the stalk
Flowers None 30 days after "planting" Small, white, pink or purple 20 days later
Bean pods (green) Edible raw or cooked. Excessive consumption of raw green beans can cause lectin poisoning = diarrhea, nausea & vomiting. 15 days after flowering ends (65 days after planting). Green 10 days later
Bean pods (ripe) Contains seeds. 20 days after green beans are ready Ivory 30 days after that
Seeds Plantable, edible cooked, ground to meal N/A Ivory N/A
Sweet potato

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Herbaceous perennial vine. It's a morning glory!
Tropical/subtropical rainy. Cool with flooding, but not prolonged waterlogging.
Vine Propagated by vine cuttings Year-round Green N/A
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None Mid-late summer White w/ purple centers; inconspicuous Late summer
Tubers/roots Edible cooked; can be chopped to "slips" for propagation; mix with lime juice for pink dye; flour; brewable Year-round Orangey-sienna? N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Taro

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Perennial Herb
Tropical wetland (native, also cultivated dry), high/medium soil fertility, any drainage, can handle some drought and flooding
Corm Edible (cooked), flour, folk medicine All year Brown (with light purple) N/A (harvested when leaves start to die)
Leaves Edible (cooked), folk medicine Spring/Summer (any period of warm wet weather) Green, go yellow 8-16 months
Flowers  ?? Very rare (supposedly as result of farming) Yellow, white, green  ??
Fruit Contains seeds Very rare (people plant the tubers) Red  ??
Seeds  ?? N/A White N/A
Tea

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Evergreen shrub / small tree
Tropical (wet/dry), well-drained, native habitat debated
Structural Wood N/A Brown N/A
Leaves Drink, folk medicine, stimulant, edible oil, tannin, dye Some sources say continuous growth, others that there is a dormant period after seed production Dark green N/A (two harvests: early spring and summer, other sources say all the time)
Flowers Drink Late autumn (rare on farms) White petals, yellow stamen During fruit growth
Fruits Contains seeds  ?? Green, go yellow and red, then brown  ??
Seeds Edible oil (not to be mistaken for tea tree oil) N/A Black/dark brown N/A
Teff

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Annual cereal grain
Subtropical / Tropical grasslands, swamps, marshes, very hardy, can handle limited drought and water logged soil, low/medium fertility soil
Stems Straw Late spring - summer (seeds sown) Green, goes yellow Autumn/Winter (after harvest)
Leaves  ?? With stem Green, goes yellow With stem
Seedhead Contains seed Summer red/green (sort of flowers), then yellow Autumn (harvest time), Gone by winter
Grain Edible (cooked at least), flour N/A White/light brown (wild relative would drop seeds) N/A
Tomatillo

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Annual Herb
Tropical, high drainage soil, high rainfall
Structural Poisonous parts used as folk medicine Spring (planting time) Green  ??
Leaves Poisonous With stem Green  ??
Flower Poisonous  ?? Pale yellow  ??
Fruit Edible (raw/cooked), contains seeds, husk poisonous Summer/early autumn (harvest time) Grows inside a green husk which dries yellow/brown, fruit itself green, by end bursts through dry husk  ??
Seeds Edible (cooked at least) N/A Pale yellow N/A
Tomato

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Perennial herbaceous vine (nightshade)
Tropical, good drainage, decent water, need sun. Can be grown in temperate as annuals.
Vine & leaves None - actually poisonous Year-round Green N/A
Flowers None 30 days after "planting," then continuously Yellow Each individual flower lasts ~10 days
Fruits Edible raw or cooked, brewable 20-30 days after fruit set; so probably a new harvest every 2 months? Green, then red or yellow A week or so
Seeds Edible raw or cooked, plantable N/A Yellow N/A
Turnip

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Biennial root vegetable
Temperate or tropical, well-drained, moderate water.
Leaves Edible raw or cooked Year-round Green N/A
Root Edible raw or cooked, brewable Year-round White, pink, or purple N/A
Flowers None Mid-spring, mid-autumn Yellow  ??
Seed pod Contains seeds Early summer Green, then brown when ripe Mid-summer
Seeds Pressed for oil, plantable N/A A slightly purpley brown N/A
Two-grain wheat (emmer)

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Annual cereal grass
Temperate to subtropical, likes mountains, dry-to-wet but not desert, woodland OK. More waterlogging-tolerant than most cereals, but still not great. No salt.
Stalk/leaves Straw, forage Wild emmer is a winter wheat. Mid-autumn. Green, then light brown when seeds are ripe Late summer.
Inflorescence None Mid-spring Almost unnoticeable, so meh. Mid-spring
Seed head Contains seeds July Green, then light brown when ripe August
Seeds Edible cooked, brewable, milled to flour N/A Medium toasty brown N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Urad bean

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Annual Herb
Tropical (sources vary on dry/wet), medium to high soil fertility, high drainage, steppe/semi-arid
Structural Animal feed, fertilizer Planted in summer or winter Green Two/three months
Leaves  ?? Quickly Green Two/three months
Flowers  ?? One month Yellow With bean pod development
Bean pods Edible (raw/cooked)  ?? Green, goes yellow, then black Two months (harvest time)
Beans Edible (raw/cooked), flour N/A Black, some dark green N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Velvet grass

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Perennial grass
Temperate (open forest, woodland, marshes, grassland)
Structural (leaves, stems, and all) Grazing  ?? Green N/A
Flowers None Summer White with pale pink Summer
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Walnut

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Tree, Alternate Bearing
Temperate, moist, well-drained soil, not too hot. Grows especially well along riverbanks. Good salt tolerance.
Structural High-value wood, can be tapped for sugary sap Year-round Dark Brown N/A
Leaves None Early Spring Green, then yellow, fall in clouds Early Autumn
Flowers (male first and then female) None Spring Green Late Spring / When seedpods appear
Seedpods Contains nuts, brown dye, tannin, ink Late Spring / Early Summer, fall Brown / Green Late Summer / Early Autumn (when ready)
Nuts Edible raw or cooked, oil (food and paint), nut casing used for a few things most not period appropriate N/A Brown N/A
Watermelon

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Annual Vine
Tropical / Subtropical (dry season), full sun, needs open space as they spread and kill neighbours, can be grown on trellis
Vines None Early winter (in original setting) Yellow/Brown hairs on new growth, Green, brown when dry  ??
Leaves Edible raw With vines Green, brown when dry  ??
Flowers Edible raw They grow quickly Yellow, brown when dry When fruit develops
Fruit Edible raw, but better cooked, Brewable, acts as major water source for animals, humans can survive on it alone for 6 months  ?? Green / Light green (sweeter ones go more yellow), may fall (stem goes dry) Mid-Winter (when ready)
Seeds Edible cooked, flour N/A Black N/A
White millet

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Annual grass
Temperate (dry), desert/arid, steppe/arid, subtropical dry summer/winter, any soil save coarse sands
Stem None Spring Green, goes yellow  ??
Leaves None With stem, but getting bushy by late Spring Green, goes yellow  ??
Seedhead Contain seeds Late summer, early winter (when ready) Green, goes yellow, wild varieties would drop these  ??
Seeds Edible cooked, flour N/A white/yellow (husks after milling: cream, yellow, orange-red, or brown) N/A
White mountain heather

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Perennial shrub
Sub-alpine, patches on ground and in crevices
Structural (leaves, stems, and all) None  ?? Dark green N/A
Flowers None Spring White with red bractlets Summer
White yam

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Perennial Herb Vine
Tropical (wet, some say dry too), very fertile soil
Root Edible (cooked), flour (dried rind) All year (planted at start of rainy season) Brown N/A (usually harvested just before dry season)
Leaves Edible (at least other yam leaves are) Wet season and after dry season Green, go yellow  ??
Flowers  ?? After dry season, rare and often sterile White/green  ??
Seedhead Contains seeds Rare  ??  ??
Seed  ?? N/A  ?? N/A
Wild carrot

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Biennial herb
Temperate (dry/good drainage), tolerates poor/moderate soil. Can be grown in Tropical, but only above 500m where it's colder and drier (harvesting seasons likely won't match up either).
Root Edible raw/cooked (by second year too woody and needs cooking) Late autumn to early summer (seeds sown), ready to harvest by summer same year White  ??
Leaves Some say edible, others poisonous (phytophotodermatitis)  ?? Green Autumn
Flowers Edible Summer (second year) White Early autumn
Fruit Contains seeds, dried as kindling Late summer / early autumn (second year) Brown with yellow/white hairs they get stuck to animals
Seeds Edible, dye, folk medicine N/A Yellow brown N/A
Willow

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Perennial tree
Temperate (wet). This doesn't seem to be any one willow variety, but an amalgam as by default they grow by water in any biome with trees. You can find varieties of willow all over the world. The only specific one mentioned is salix nigra which is used for the wood density. Not salt-tolerant.
Structural Light flexible wood, wicker, paper, fibre, medicine (bark), tannin (bark)  ?? Brown N/A
Leaves Medicine Early spring - early summer Green Autumn (semievergreen)
Catkins Edible (poor people cooked and mashed them) Before or with leaves Yellow, white  ??
Seedpods Contains seeds Summer Light brown  ??
Seeds  ?? Late summer Green (hairy) (fall in clouds) Late summer, early autumn
Winter melon

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Annual Vine
Tropical (wet/dry), warm season, moist environment (when young, when established fairly drought resistant), well drained soil, frost kills, full sun
Vines Edible (shoots and tendrils) Spring Green, goes brown Late summer, early autumn
Leaves Edible (raw/cooked) Spring Green, goes brown Late summer, early autumn
Flowers Edible (raw/cooked)  ?? Yellow, goes brown As fruit develops
Fruit Contains seeds, edible (raw/cooked), takes months to spoil  ?? Pale green, whiter with age (waxy) (white fuzz when young), folk medicine, candles (waxy coating), Late summer, early autumn (fully ripe, but can be eaten immature), may drop from vine
Seeds Edible (not sure how), oil N/A Yellow N/A
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Plant name Plant type Climate Growths Uses Appearance Time Color Disappearance Time
Zoysia

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Perennial grass Temperate or tropical, grassland to moist, salt-tolerant, not particularly shade-tolerant. Standard grass. Emerald color.
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