The Pip-Boy icon is identical to that of the xander root. The plant in which the sacred datura root is picked appears as a rather small green bush blossoming with white flowers, which look similar to morning glory flowers. Although it is easily able to be seen as a poison, it can still be consumed as if it was food. Doing this will lead to poison effects similar to those of the Mojave Wasteland poison, such as that of cazadores and night stalkers. However, it can only be cured by the datura antivenom, as the antivenom from the Mojave has no effect on this type of poison.
During the quest Rite of Passage, it is shown that the sacred datura root can be used to create a bitter-tasting tea with rather severe hallucinogenic effects. The only known person to be able to create this tea is White Bird of the Sorrows tribe.
- The datura root can be picked within The Narrows.
- It can also be purchased from Joshua Graham.
- There are two to three roots near each bridge in Zion.
Behind the scenesEdit
The sacred datura root is based on the real world Datura wrightii, colloquially known as "sacred datura root." It is found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Similar to the in-game equivalent, the sacred datura root is poisonous and can be used as a hallucinogen. The Native Americans used the plant for medicinal purposes, such as anesthetics for surgery and in healing salves, as well as for rites of passage rituals and ceremonies.