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The buffalo gourd seed is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


A common consumable, harvested from vines or available for purchase from Mojave vendors. The vines can be found on roadways and in the open desert, visible by their light green color.

With the Lonesome Road add-on, buffalo gourd seeds are used in conjunction with surgical tubing to create snakebite tourniquets.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 2s-12 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Point for 2s-14 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Point for 2s-16 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Point for 2s-18 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Point for 2s-20 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Point for 2s-22 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Point for 2s-24 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Point for 2s-26 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Point for 2s-28 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Point for 2s-30 Starvation 


  • Lucky 38 - Seven can be found on a shelf behind the bar on the east side of the casino.
  • Goodsprings - Three seeds are found in Doc Mitchell's house at the beginning of the game. They have no ownership and can be taken without the player character losing Karma. There are several other plants located around Goodsprings.
  • HELIOS One - Several can be found in the power plant building's last room next to the observation room door.
  • On the road between the 188 Trading Post and Boulder City.


  • They were previously used to make gecko kebabs, but as of patch, they are no longer one of the ingredients.
  • In the Big MT, there are terminal entries describing how one of the scientists choked to death on one and was reanimated by his trauma harness. After a botched attempt to get rid of him, he acquired a K9000 cyberdog gun and can be found and killed. However, his inventory does not contain any seeds.

Behind the scenes

The buffalo gourd seed is a real world plant, known as Cucurbita foetidissima.


Icon ps3.png If a buffalo gourd seed is dropped, and then viewed, the weight will be displayed as 0.00.[verified]