Flora refers to the various plants and fungi that can be found in The Forest. Some species can be found in the Nature Guide book in the Flora sections. The plants are broken down into two groups: generic plant life, which consists of the general flora found around the Peninsula, and consumable plants, which are the edible, medicinal, and poisonous organisms growing in the environment.
Consumable flora, such as berries, herbs, and mushrooms are immediately eaten when collected with no regard to toxicity. Having an actively equipped crafted Pouch will store the item in inventory for future use.
The flora in The Forest have many purposes in survival:
- Trees can be chopped down to get logs and build a shelter
- Sticks and leaves, which can be used in crafting and to build fires, can be gathered from small trees, saplings, and bushes
- Herbs can be gathered to create medicines
- Consumable plants like berries and mushrooms will prevent starvation, though some poisonous varieties may also harm the player (or, if properly employed, mutants or prey animals)