Mushrooms are a Vegetable Food item in Don't Starve.

There are three types of Mushrooms; Red, Green, and Blue. They can be used as vegetables or filler in Crock Pot recipes, or given to a Pig to produce Manure. Each mushroom has different effects on Health, Hunger, and Sanity, therefore, a player needs to know the advantages and disadvantages of their effects and think hard before consuming them. However, when combined effectively, mushrooms are a very synergistic food.

Mushrooms can only be picked at certain times of the day:

Red Mushroom Day
Green Mushroom Dusk
Blue Mushroom Night

Each mushroom will re-grow after 5 to 10.5 minutes of Rain. They can also be dug up at any time using a Shovel to obtain two mushrooms, but the mushroom spawn will be destroyed. Mushrooms do not grow during Winter.

A Cooked Red, Green, or Blue Cap is the product of cooking the Mushroom over a Campfire, Fire Pit or Dwarf Star.

Red Mushrooms

Wilson Portrait
It smells funny.

Wilson, when examining a Red Cap

Willow Portrait
I like the color.

Willow, when examining a Red Cap

Wolfgang Portrait
Oh! Is pretty and shiny!

Wolfgang, when examining a Red Cap

Wendy Portrait
A mushroom after my own heart.

Wendy, when examining a Red Cap

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, when examining a Red Cap

Wickerbottom Portrait
Red usually indicates poison.

Wickerbottom, when examining a Red Cap

Woodie Portrait
I don't know...

Woodie, when examining a Red Cap

Waxwell Portrait
I forget what this one does.

Maxwell, when examining a Red Cap

Wagstaff Portrait
Liable to cause me intestinal distress in its current form.

Wagstaff, when examining a Red Cap

Wigfrid Portrait
Umami ör nöt, I dön't want it.

Wigfrid, when examining a Red Cap

Webber Portrait
It smells funny.

Webber, when examining a Red Cap

Walani Portrait
It might be a bad idea to just eat stuff I find on the ground.

Walani, when examining a Red Cap

Warly Portrait
Could use cream and salt... And less poison.

Warly, when examining a Red Cap

Woodlegs Portrait
Hope th'color ain't a warnin'...

Woodlegs, when examining a Red Cap

Wilba Portrait

Wilba, when examining a Red Cap

Wormwood Portrait
Squishy friend

Wormwood, when examining a Red Cap

Winona Portrait
Let Max try it first.

Winona, when examining a Red Cap

Wortox Portrait
Oh, no thank you.

Wortox, when examining a Red Cap

Red Mushrooms are typically found in Grasslands or Forests and can only be picked during the day. Chopping down a Red Mushtree will also yield a Red Cap in addition to a Log. Red Mushrooms have the worst effects of all the mushrooms, both raw and cooked.

Red Cap
Health Meter -20
Hunger Meter +12.5
Sanity Meter 0

Cooked Red Cap
Health Meter +1
Hunger Meter 0
Sanity Meter -10

Red Mushrooms can be dropped on the ground to indirectly damage Mobs if they eat it.

Green Mushrooms

Wilson Portrait
It seems pretty normal.

Wilson, when examining a Green Cap

Willow Portrait

Willow, when examining a Green Cap

Wolfgang Portrait
Is for salads. Blech.

Wolfgang, when examining a Green Cap

Wendy Portrait
This mushroom is disappointingly normal

Wendy, when examining a Green Cap

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, when examining a Green Cap

Wickerbottom Portrait
Seems edible, though it may not be totally sane to consume it.

Wickerbottom, when examining a Green Cap

Woodie Portrait
I've eaten stranger things in the woods.

Woodie, when examining a Green Cap

Waxwell Portrait
I should eat it.

Maxwell, when examining a Green Cap

Wagstaff Portrait
Raw fungus is not something my stomach can process.

Wagstaff, when examining a Green Cap

Wigfrid Portrait

Wigfrid, when examining a Green Cap

Webber Portrait
Smells really earthy.

Webber, when examining a Green Cap

Walani Portrait
Looks sort of tasty.

Walani, when examining a Green Cap

Warly Portrait
Don't crowd the mushrooms.

Warly, when examining a Green Cap

Woodlegs Portrait
Not me top choice o'grub.

Woodlegs, when examining a Green Cap

Wilba Portrait

Wilba, when examining a Green Cap

Wormwood Portrait
Green mushy

Wormwood, when examining a Green Cap

Winona Portrait
It's some sorta green mushroom.

Winona, when examining a Green Cap

Wortox Portrait
These mushrooms play all sorts of tricks.

Wortox, when examining a Green Cap

Green Mushrooms are typically found in Forests and Marshes, and can only be picked at Dusk. Chopping down a Green Mushtree will also yield a Green Cap in addition to a Log.

Green Cap
Health Meter 0
Hunger Meter +12.5
Sanity Meter -50

Raw Green Caps can be eaten to decrease Sanity (to hunt Shadow Creatures or Beardlings, for example).

Cooked Green Cap
Health Meter -1
Hunger Meter 0
Sanity Meter +15

Cooked Green Caps can be eaten to increase Sanity.

Having an equal positive effect to the Raw Blue Cap's negative, the Cooked Green Cap may be eaten in conjunction with a Raw Blue Cap for a resulting +19 Health Meter, +12.5 Hunger Meter, and 0 Sanity Meter.

Blue Mushrooms

Wilson Portrait
It's weird and gooey.

Wilson, when examining a Blue Cap

Willow Portrait
It smells like a gym sock!

Willow, when examining a Blue Cap

Wolfgang Portrait
Is good for me, I think.

Wolfgang, when examining a Blue Cap

Wendy Portrait
A fungus to preserve the monotony.

Wendy, when examining a Blue Cap

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, when examining a Blue Cap

Wickerbottom Portrait
This seems to have medicinal properties.

Wickerbottom, when examining a Blue Cap

Woodie Portrait
That's not meat.

Woodie, when examining a Blue Cap

Waxwell Portrait
What could go wrong?

Maxwell, when examining a Blue Cap

Wagstaff Portrait
This most certainly will not agree with me.

Wagstaff, when examining a Blue Cap

Wigfrid Portrait
Hmm, a blue öne.

Wigfrid, when examining a Blue Cap

Webber Portrait
You'd have to be crazy...

Webber, when examining a Blue Cap

Walani Portrait
I didn't know mushrooms came in blue.

Walani, when examining a Blue Cap

Warly Portrait
What deliciousness shall you yield?

Warly, when examining a Blue Cap

Woodlegs Portrait
Me know enough not ta pop this'n me mouth wit'no questions asked.

Woodlegs, when examining a Blue Cap

Wilba Portrait

Wilba, when examining a Blue Cap

Wormwood Portrait
Little blue friend!

Wormwood, when examining a Blue Cap

Winona Portrait
It's some sorta blue mushroom.

Winona, when examining a Blue Cap

Wortox Portrait
Funny tricks it tries to play.

Wortox, when examining a Blue Cap

Blue Mushrooms are typically found in Grasslands and Marshes and can only be picked at Night. Chopping down a Blue Mushtree will also yield a Blue Cap in addition to a Log.

Blue Cap
Health Meter +20
Hunger Meter +12.5
Sanity Meter -15

Raw Blue Caps have the most positive effects of all the Mushrooms.

Cooked Blue Cap
Health Meter -3
Hunger Meter 0
Sanity Meter +10

Raw and Cooked Blue Caps can be eaten together to increase all three stats. Eating one raw Blue Cap and two cooked Blue Caps results in +14 Health Meter, +12.5 Hunger Meter , and +5 Sanity Meter.

Gift Icon Downloadable Content

In the Reign of Giants and Shipwrecked DLC, Mushrooms will turn into Mushtrees during a Full Moon. After chopping down these Mushtrees, their stumps will turn into a harvested Mushroom spawn point.

In Reign of Giants, all three types of mushrooms can be found within the Deciduous Forest.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together

In Don't Starve Together, the Toadstool drops Mushrooms of each color when killed. Mushrooms can be crafted into Funcaps of all three colors, which players can wear on their heads. The Mushroom Planter can be used to grow Mushrooms of all types by planting Caps or Mushroom Spores on them. Mushrooms will not turn into Mushtrees during a Full Moon.

Icon Tools Usage

Inventory slot backgroundRed CapFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked Red Cap
Inventory slot backgroundGreen CapFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked Green Cap
Inventory slot backgroundBlue CapFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked Blue Cap
Inventory slot backgroundMushroomsPig IconInventory slot backgroundManure
Inventory slot backgroundRed Cap


Blueprint (rare)Inventory slot backgroundRed FuncapDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundGreen Cap


Blueprint (rare)Inventory slot backgroundGreen FuncapDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundBlue Cap


Blueprint (rare)Inventory slot backgroundBlue FuncapDon't Starve Together icon

Prototype Tips

  • Blue Mushrooms are good for regenerating health when raw, or retaining sanity when cooked. Green Mushrooms are good for going insane when raw, or regaining sanity at minimum cost when cooked. Red Mushrooms are good for giving to Pigmen, luring Gobblers, and using as Crock Pot filler.
  • Red Mushroom damaging Mobs that eat it is especially useful when dealing with Gobblers as 3 Red Mushrooms in a stack can kill one Gobbler, providing Drumsticks.
  • If a ghost player haunts a mushroom in Don't Starve Together, it is possible to change the type of mushroom that it is, such as from red to blue.
  • Wormwood's health is not affected by edible items, so a Raw Red Mushroom is an effective food source in the early game.

Placeholder Trivia

  • Mushrooms were added in A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • Rings of Mushrooms can be found in some worlds as Set Pieces. These resemble Fairy Rings, which are naturally occurring rings of mushrooms that are thought to have supernatural origins in various mythologies.
  • Although they are considered vegetables in Don't Starve, mushrooms are body parts of fungi, and are technically not plants. However, they act more like vegetables than anything else during digestion.
  • The red mushroom's appearance and toxicity is likely based on the Amanita muscaria which contain a toxin that causes hallucinations and intoxication.
  • The raw Green Mushroom's insanity is likely based on real life Psychedelic Mushrooms.

Mosquito Bugs

  • If a mushroom is picked as it sinks into the ground, the player will receive a mushroom but the hole the mushroom left would look like the mushroom is still there and sleeping. The player will still view the mushroom as if it were picked already.
  • Sometimes Mushtrees will not transform back into normal mushrooms when the day starts.

Blueprint Gallery

Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon) (AloeAsparagusBrambleBramble BloomClaw Palm TreeCocooned TreeExotic FlowerHedgeIntricate TopiaryLawn DecorationLotus PlantNettle VineRainforest TreeTall GrassTea TreeTuber Tree Hamlet icon) (Bull KelpJuicy Berry BushLune TreeSporecapStone Fruit BushSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundMermhousePondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HoleRabbit HutchSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (Dung PileGnat MoundLily PadMandrake HillMant HillOminous CarvingThundernestTown HouseWatch Tower Hamlet icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagmaShattered Spider Hole Don't Starve Together icon)
Resources Ancient StatueBonesBoulderFlotsamGraveHarp StatueMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell StatueMerm HeadPig HeadRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmite
(Mini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Brainy SproutCharcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisLava PoolLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderPoisonous HoleSandy PileTar SlickWatery GraveWildbore HeadWreck Shipwrecked icon) (Artichoke BoulderA Smashing PotBasalt EruptionCrashed BalloonHot Air BalloonRuined SculpturesStalacmite ThroneStone SlabWeathered ObjectsWicker Basket Hamlet icon) (Cave HoleDriftwoodLakeMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon GlassPetrified TreeSea Bones Don't Starve Together icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationBasaltCompromising StatueGramaphoneHeadstoneMarble PillarMaxwell's DoorMaxwell's LightNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPillarsSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's Statue Reign of Giants icon) (Electric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLimestone WallObsidian WorkbenchSteamer TrunkSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWoodlegs' CageX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient WallCave CleftCrumbling BrazierFountain of YouthRoyal Gallery ExhibitRuinous EntranceSecret Bandit CampSpooky HoleStriking CarvingStriking StatueSuspicious CrackUnimportant PillarUnimportant Rock PillarWall BrazierWishing Well Hamlet icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskAnenemyCelestial FissureFlorid PosternHot SpringInviting FormationLoot StashMoon StoneRock DenSalt FormationSea StackStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon)
Items Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(FishboneGrassy ThingRawlingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon) (Iron ThingLever ThingRegal ScepterRelic ThingRock ThingStone EggStone Thing Hamlet icon) (Celestial Altar PiecesStar-Sky Don't Starve Together icon)
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon Mealing StoneSalt PondSpotty ShrubSugarwood TreeThe Altar of Gnaw
Food and other Edible Items
Meats Morsel (Cooked) • Meat (Cooked) • Monster Meat (Cooked) • Leafy Meat (Cooked) • Deerclops EyeballDrumstick (Fried) • Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked) • Frog Legs (Cooked) • Koalefant Trunk (SteakWinter) • Jerky (SmallMonster) • Batilisk Wing (Cooked) • Guardian's Horn
(Dragoon HeartEye of the Tiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Fishes Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked)
(CrabbitDead DogfishDead SwordfishFish Morsel (Cooked) • Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried) • Limpets (Cooked) • Mussel (Cooked) • Neon Quattro (Cooked) • Pierrot Fish (Cooked) • Purple Grouper (Cooked) • Dead Rainbow Jellyfish (Cooked) • Raw Fish (Cooked) • Roe (Cooked) • Shark FinTropical FishWobster (DeadCooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Monster Food Durian (Extra Smelly) • Monster Meat (Cooked)
(Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried)Shipwrecked icon)
Mob Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked) • HoneyPhlegmTallbird Egg (FriedHatching)
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (Doydoy Egg (Fried) Shipwrecked icon) (Flytrap StalkNectar Hamlet icon) (Moon Moth WingsRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
Vegetables Carrot (Roasted) • Corn (Popcorn) • Eggplant (Braised) • FoliageGlow BerryLichenMandrake (Cooked) • Pumpkin (Hot) • Red Cap (Cooked) • Green Cap (Cooked) • Blue Cap (Cooked) • Petals (Dark)
(Cactus Flesh (Cooked) • Cactus Flower Reign of Giants icon) (Seaweed (CookedDried) • Sweet Potato (Cooked) Shipwrecked icon) (Aloe (Cooked) • NettleRadish (Cooked) • Tuber (FriedBloomingFried Blooming) Hamlet icon) (Asparagus (Cooked) Hamlet iconDon't Starve Together icon) (Garlic (Roasted) • Kelp Fronds (CookedDried) • Lesser Glow BerryOnion (Roasted) • Pepper (Roasted) • Potato (Roasted) • Ripe Stone Fruit (Cooked) • SucculentToma Root (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon)
Fruits Berries (Roasted) • Dragon Fruit (Prepared) • Durian (Extra Smelly) • Pomegranate (Sliced) • Banana (Cooked)
(Watermelon (Grilled) Reign of Giants icon) (Halved CoconutCooked CoconutCoffee Beans (Roasted) Shipwrecked icon) (Juicy Berries (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon)
Dairy Butter
(Electric Milk Reign of Giants icon)
Bug Hamlet icon (Bean Bugs (Cooked) • Gummy Slug (Cooked) Hamlet icon)
Crock Pot Bacon and EggsButter MuffinDragonpieFish TacosFishsticksFroggle BunwichFist Full of JamFruit MedleyHoney HamHoney NuggetsKabobsMandrake SoupMeatballsMeaty StewMonster LasagnaPierogiPowdercakePumpkin CookiesRatatouilleStuffed EggplantTaffyTurkey DinnerUnagiWafflesWet Goop
(Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon) (Banana PopBisqueCalifornia RollCaviarCevicheCoffee • (Fresh Fruit CrepesMonster TartareMussel BouillabaiseSweet Potato Souffle Portable Crock Pot) • Jelly-O PopLobster BisqueLobster DinnerSeafood GumboShark Fin SoupSurf 'n' TurfTropical Bouillabaisse Shipwrecked icon) (Asparagus SoupFeijoadaGummy CakeHard Shell TacosIced TeaNettle RollsSnake Bone SoupSpicy Vegetable StingerSteamed Ham SandwichTea Hamlet icon) (Creamy Potato PuréeFancy Spiralled TubersJellybeansSalsa FrescaStuffed Pepper Poppers (AsparagazpachoBone BouillonFish Cordon BleuGlow Berry MousseGrim GaletteHot Dragon Chili SaladMoquecaPuffed Potato SouffléVolt Goat Chaud-Froid Portable Crock Pot) Don't Starve Together icon)
Other RotRotten EggSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds)
(Birchnut (Roasted) • Ice Reign of Giants icon) (BlubberBrainy MatterBile-Covered Slop Shipwrecked icon) (Bramble BulbClippingsMagic WaterSeed Pod (Cooked) Hamlet icon) (Lune Tree Blossom Don't Starve Together icon)
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