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Thistle is a consumable item in Fallout 76.


A thistle is a flower that grows on thistle plants, found in the Toxic Valley region of Appalachia. Similar to the giant pitcher plant and firecracker berry, the thistle plant is volatile. When trampled, they will start to rattle before exploding, creating toxic smoke and dealing 30 radiation damage in a medium radius. The flowers cannot be gathered afterward.

The harvested flower can be consumed raw to satisfy a negligible amount of hunger with a medium dose of radiation and low chance for disease, or can be cooked for additional benefits.

Blast zone

When affected by a blast zone, thistle will mutate into irradiated thistle which will yield raw fluorescent flux when harvested.


  • Willard Corporate Housing:
    • Two in the housing area itself.
    • Four northwest of the housing area.
    • One just northeast of the housing area.
    • One to the east of the housing area.
  • Wavy Willard's Water Park:
    • One just northwest of the park.
    • One between the park and Willard Corporate Housing.
    • Twonear the front entrance.
  • One can be found in Grafton near the booby-trapped mini-mart on the north side of town.
  • One can be found south of Graninger farm.
  • One can be found in the parking lot of the Pioneer Scout camp.

Behind the scenes

The removed Vault 94 terminal entries refer to thistle as Cirsium discolor.[1]


Prior to patch, harvesting from irradiated thistle yielded regular thistle.[patched]



  1. Vault 94 terminal entries: "CA-5: Cirsium discolor (Thistle)"
    (Vault Mission: Meltdown) Fallout 76 removed content