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==Plant Breeding Chart==
==Plant Breeding Chart==
''ToDo: Details on what happens when you cross plant X with plant Y. Check the chart on [http://uo.stratics.com/content/basics/crosspollination.shtml Stratics] for now, it's great. :)''
''ToDo: Details on what happens when you cross plant X with plant Y. Check the chart on [http://uo.stratics.com/content/basics/crosspollination.shtml Stratics] for now, it's great. :)''

Revision as of 17:41, 28 January 2009

A seed.

Seeds are small items that can be used for growing Plants via Gardening. They each weigh one stone and cannot be stacked. Seeds are initially gained as loot from certain creatures, but most varieties are grown by breeding multiple generations of plants.

Breedable Plants

Certain creatures drop Plain, Red, Blue or Yellow seeds. Seeds obtained via combat always produce plants of one of three varieties:

  • Fern.png Ferns
  • Campion Flowers.png Campion Flowers
  • Tribarrel Cactus.png Tribarrel Cacti

Such seeds will be named according to their color (eg "Red Seed"), however if a plant is grown and then bred with itself it will produce descriptive seeds of the same type (eg "Red Tribarrel Cactus Seed").

Breeding different combinations of these seeds together can produce more colors and plant varieties. Any plant that provides seeds can produce a total of eight over it's lifetime.

The initial starting seeds are dropped by:

Plant Breeding Chart

ToDo: Details on what happens when you cross plant X with plant Y. Check the chart on Stratics for now, it's great. :)

Resource Growing Plants

Some plants produce resources which can be harvested via the Plant Resource GUMP. Up to eight units can be harvested from any given plant.

Green Thorns, which produce various random effects, are produced by Bright Green plants of these types:

  • Snake Plant.png Snake Plants
  • Barrel Cactus.png Barrel Cacti

Red Leaves, which lock the contents of books, are produced by Bright Red plants of these types:

  • Ponytail Palm.png Ponytail Palms
  • Elephant Ear Plant.png Elephant Ear Plants
  • Century Plant.png Century Plants

Orange Petals, which provide high levels of poison resistance, are produced by Bright Orange plants of these types:

  • Pampas Grass.png Pampas Grasses
  • Poppies.png Poppies
  • Bulrushes.png Bulrushes

Cocoa Pulp, which is used as a Cooking ingredient, is produced by Cocoa Trees.

Poppies Dust, which is used to ID unnamed seeds, is produced by the "peculiar" style of poppies.

Mutant Plants

Mutants are grown from specially coloured seeds, but cannot be bred and do not produce more. They are typically obtained by completing the Naturalist Quest, and come in aqua, pink, magenta, black, white and fire red.

Any plant that can produce seeds (aside from the Cocoa Tree) also has a chance of producing black or white mutants instead of the color they normally would. Such seeds are very rare.

Seeds obtained via the quest will be of the same type as breedable or peculiar plants.

Bonsai Plants

With the advent of Ultima Online: Samurai Empire, certain creatures in the Tokuno Islands have a chance of dropping special Bonsai seeds. The seed name corresponds to the names listed below. For example, an uncommon bonsai comes from an uncommon seed. There are eight varieties:

  • Common Bonsai Tree.png Common Bonsai Tree (also available in green)
  • Uncommon Bonsai Tree.png Uncommon Bonsai Tree (also available in green)
  • Rare Bonsai Tree.png Rare Bonsai Tree (also available in green)
  • Exotic Bonsai Tree.png Exotic Bonsai Tree
  • Exceptional Bonsai Tree.png Exceptional Bonsai Tree

Similar to mutants, Bonsai cannot be bred to produce more seeds.

All forms are dropped by:

Peculiar Plants

Peculiar seeds began appearing with Publish 55 and can grow 16 new plant varieties (one of which comes in two facings, for a total of 17). These plants cannot be cross-pollinated and do not produce new seeds nor resources. Instead, they are only dropped by certain monsters.

It was initially decided that no coloured Peculiar plants would be available, but due to a bug which caused the Naturalist Quest to produce nothing but coloured Peculiar Cactus plants, Publish 56 will make both standard and peculiar plants available from the same quest.

The seeds are divided into four groups of four (except for Group 1 which has 5 seeds so there is a 20% chance of receiving each seed) which are each dropped by three monsters. For example, if you want to get a twisted Cypress Tree you must kill monsters from the second group. As the seeds are unlabeled either have to wait until the seed reaches the 7th stage of growth or use the resource poppies dust to identify the seed type. Assuming you harvested from the correct monster, you have a 20% change of receiving the seed in Group 1 you are after and a 25% chance for the seeds in all other groups.

Some images are in thumbnail form, click to see full sized versions.

Monsters Plants
Group 1 Dryad
Tsuki Wolf
Flax Flowers
Foxglove Flowers
Hops Plant (East)
Orfluer Flowers
Group 2 Ant Lion
Serpentine Dragon
Cypress Tree (Twisted)
Hedge (Short)
Juniper Bush.png
Group 3 Hiryu
Terathan Warrior
Spider Tree
Water Lilly
Group 4 Juka Mage
Plague Beast
Cypress Tree (Straight)
Hedge (Tall)
Hops Plant (South)
Sugar Canes

Cocoa Trees (Fragrant Seeds)

Cocoa tree.gif

Fragrants seeds began appearing with Publish 55 and are used to grow the Cocoa Tree, which in turn can not be cross-pollinated.

Whenever a creature would drop a Peculiar seed, there is a chance a Fragrant seed will be dropped instead. They are hence collected from the same creatures but at a lower drop rate. Unlike peculiar plants, they do grow further Cocoa Tree Seeds.

In addition they produce Cocoa Pulp, a consumable resource used by cooks as a key ingredient to create chocolate confection preparations, namely Cocoa Butter and Cocoa Liquor.

The Chocolatiering branch of the Cooking skill was introduced with Publish 50 on St. Valentine's Day 2008 but cocoa pulp and cocoa trees did not appear until Publish 55, nearly 6 months later.

Ungrowable Plants

Some plants are available as decorative items outside of the Gardening system.

Available during the Spring Cleaning 2008 event:

Available via Heritage Tokens:

Plants given during Holidays:

See Also