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This feature is present in: Renewed, Legacy.

In the glens of the Morgai on the other side of the valley low scrubby trees lurked and clung, coarse grey grass-tussocks fought with the stones, and withered mosses crawled on them; and everywhere great writhing, tangled brambles sprawled.

–The Land of Shadow, The Return of the King

Withered moss is a plant sometimes found on the surface of the Mordor biome. It grows in patches all over the Land of Shadow, on Mordor Rock, Dirt, Gravel, and Basalt (renewed only). When on Mordor Rock, it alters the side-texture of the block, like snow does to grass and stone, giving the appearance of moss draping over the side.

In the renewed version only, withered moss has a chance to grow when bone meal is used on Mordor rock, dirt, or gravel. It cannot be grown directly on basalt, but may grow on nearby basalt if bone meal is used on one of the growable blocks.

Withered moss has an appearance of a flat, dead plant, killed by the darkness, poisonous fumes, and lack of rain brought on by Mount Doom.

A patch of Withered Moss.


Withered Moss drops nothing when broken with the player's fist, but can be harvested properly with shears. From there, it can be used as decoration, though again, it can only be placed on Mordor rock, dirt, gravel, or basalt (renewed only). It can also be used as low-quality fuel in a forge.

Mordor Shield.png  The Hosts of Mordor  Mordor Banner.PNG

Mobs: Black Uruk (Archer) • Olog-haiOrc (Archer, Banner Bearer, Bombardier)
SlaveSpiderWarg (Bombardier)
Traders: ChieftainCaptainSlaverSpider KeeperTraderWicked Dwarf
Items: Armour (Black Uruk, Morgul, Morgul Horse, Warg) • Chain
Equipment (Black Uruk, Morgul) • Skull Staff
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeMossThornsTorch (Morgul)
Structures: CampDungeonFarmFortressMount DoomSpider PitTower (Slaver) • Warg Pit