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White horsenettle is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Capable of growing up to three feet in height, and sporting both nettles and berries, white horsenettle is a flowering plant capable of growing in semi-arid climates. Like all other plants in the Mojave Wasteland, white horsenettle berries will eventually regrow after being picked.


White horsenettle berries are an ingredient in many poisons, including Mother Darkness, tremble, Silver Sting and bleak venom. In addition, they can also be used for turning the pelts of various gecko subspecies into tanned gecko hide, tanned fire gecko hide, tanned green gecko hide or tanned golden gecko hide. Although edible, white horsenettle is poisonous and will inflict a significant penalty to Endurance and Agility, offset by a pitifully weak healing effect and minimal appetite reduction. Thus, they are best employed for crafting purposes. With Lonesome Road, white horsenettle can be used to create fiery purgative, which purges the body of toxins.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Endurance for 2m, -1 Agility for 2m-6 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Endurance for 2m, -1 Agility for 2m-7 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Endurance for 2m, -1 Agility for 2m-8 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Endurance for 2m, -1 Agility for 2m-9 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Endurance for 2m, -2 Agility for 2m-10 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Endurance for 2m, -2 Agility for 2m-11 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Endurance for 2m, -2 Agility for 2m-12 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Endurance for 2m, -2 Agility for 2m-13 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Endurance for 2m, -2 Agility for 2m-14 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Point for 5s, -3 Endurance for 2m, -3 Agility for 2m-15 Starvation 


Horsenettle tends to grow near civilized areas, although they can also be found in isolated areas, albeit less frequently. In general, underneath water towers, water tanks, pipelines, and power lines are good places to look.


  • Their procurement becomes much easier with Salient Green.
  • Though the rollover text on an unpicked plant states it is "White Horse nettle," the notification at the edge of the screen and the name of the produce once picked is "White Horsenettle."
  • Though the berries on the plant are green, once picked and then dropped, it can be seen that they have a brown color.

Behind the scenes

  • Originally, white horsenettle was named "White Horsenettle Berry"[1][2], though this was changed before the game's release.
  • White horsenettle is based on the real world solanum elaeagnifolium, colloquially known as "white horsenettle," commonly found in the Southwestern United States. Similar to the in-game equivalent, the plant was used by Native Americans for food and tanning, while also serving as a risk for toxicity to animals.



  1. Fallout: New Vegas instruction booklet, screenshot on page 16
  2. GECK Editor ID "WhiteHorsenettleBerry"