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Green Shrub

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This page describes content that exists only in outdated versions of Java Edition. 
This feature used to be in the game but has since been removed.

Green shrubs were variants of the grass block ID with block metadata with a value from 3 to 15 inclusive in Java Edition. Unlike the intentionally-implemented shrub, their color changed depending on the biome.


When broken normally, green shrubs had a 18 chance of dropping wheat seeds, due to being a type of grass. This drop rate is affected by fortune like normal grass as well. Green shrubs could be obtained as an item using shears.


Unlike the normal shrub, which was not tinted per biome, the green shrub was, hence its name. This gives rise to many visually distinct colorations:


Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Green Shrub JE1.png Added green shrubs.
Green Shrub (item) JE1.png The item form has no name, does not have a tint applied, and places shrubs instead of green shrubs even if its damage value is 3 or above as expected.
1.8Pre-releaseGreen shrubs can now be harvested with shears, allowing for its acquisition from its block form.
Green Shrub (item) JE2.png The item now appears with the correct sprite in the inventory, and is also tinted.[more information needed]
Pre-release 2 ;)The item is now called "Grass" in the inventory.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Green Shrub (item) JE3.png The tint used for green shrubs as items has changed.[more information needed]
1.513w02aGreen shrubs now cause a game crash if brought into view,[verify] likely due to not having an assigned texture. This affects both its block and item forms.
13w09bGreen shrubs no longer trigger a game crash.
Green Shrub JE2.png
Green Shrub (item) JE4.png Green shrubs now use the tinted shrub/dead bush texture, hence its common name, rather than the grass texture it used previously.
1.814w07aGreen Shrub JE3.png The texture planes and pixels of green shrubs are now completely square.
14w10aMissing Model JE2.png Missing Model (anisotropic filtering) JE2.png Green shrubs no longer have a model.
14w25aRemoved green shrubs.


Green Shrubs effectively were issues themselves, due to resulting from a quirk of block metadata handling at the time. As they have since been removed with several reworkings of block metadata, they can be considered already fixed.