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What plants are in Starfield? As you explore each Starfield planet, you’ll discover a variety of unique flora and fauna to analyze and add to your database. Before you set off on a journey to one of the more than 1,000 planets on offer, your ship provides you with a breakdown of everything the planet has to offer, including its flora and whether you’ve seen it yet.

When he sees a Starfield plant, his suit comes equipped with a special visor that allows him to keep track of everything the planet has to offer. If she scans every single item available, a message appears saying “Ecological Consortium”, which means that she has seen everything on the planet. She discovers the uses of each of the plants in the space game to expand her knowledge on Starfield research projects, unlocking new skills and experience points.

How to Scan a Starfield Plant

Once you find a unique plant in Starfield, open your scan tool and use it to add that information to your database. Scanning exotic wildlife for the first time provides experience points for your character. Depending on your Starfield skills, you can take outposts to the next level by taking advantage of nearby resources, flora and fauna to provide a steady stream of income.

You can learn the following information about any Starfield plant you scan:

  • Resource
  • biomes
  • Genetics
  • Reproduction

In the case of the Ice Creeper plant found on Tidacha I, this is a toxin found in the Mountains, Frozen Plains, and Coniferous Forest. Its genetics are made up of Standard Helix, Carbon-based Production and Self-Cloning. It is important to note that while all plants can be scanned, not all plants can be picked up and added to your inventory.

What are Starfield plants used for?

While Starfield’s deep dive didn’t go into detail about what it can do with plants, we can make some guesses based on the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. Flora in Skyrim has many different uses, including brewing potions via the Alchemy skill tree, and can be used as a quick way to earn a lot of money by growing specific plants. As for Fallout, the plants that you can add to your inventory are usually used in food recipes.

We know there are a number of Starfield abilities that could make use of collectible flora, including repairing any status ailments by creating medicines. There’s an entire tab of the skill tree dedicated to science that we haven’t had a chance to look at yet, but we have no doubt that there’s something on that list that uses Starfield plants.

That’s all we know about the Starfield plants so far, but stay tuned as we’ll update this guide with more information once it’s revealed. Don’t forget to read up on Starfield’s food, as we suspect some recipes will include both food and plants. Finally, read our system requirements guide to find out if your PC will be good enough for Starfield’s release date as it slowly approaches.

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