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Buffalo gourd seed
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Buffalo gourd seed (left) and plant (right)
+1 Hit Point per second for 2s
-10 Starvation
Component ofSnakebite Tourniquet Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.png
Base ID0015f0e9

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


Buffalo gourd seeds are possibly the most common consumables from plants in-game, being both sold by most food vendors and located in numerous areas. The plants themselves grow on cracked or broken roads and, due to their contrast of color against the roads, they are very easily spotted.

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

Effects of Survival skill

10+1 Hit Point, -12 Starvation60+2 Hit Point, -22 Starvation
20+1 Hit Point, -14 Starvation70+2 Hit Point, -24 Starvation
30+1 Hit Point, -16 Starvation80+2 Hit Point, -26 Starvation
40+1 Hit Point, -18 Starvation90+2 Hit Point, -28 Starvation
50+2 Hit Point, -20 Starvation100+3 Hit Point, -30 Starvation


They are most often found scattered along the cracked roadways while traveling the Mojave Wasteland but they can also be found in several locations.

  • Mojave Outpost - Five plants are located in the picnic area behind the Headquarters building, and three across the road by the brahmin pen.
  • 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 losing Karma. There are several other plants located around Goodsprings.
  • Primm - Two plants are located right outside Deputy Beagle's Residence.
  • Helios One - Several can be found in the Power Plant building's last room next to the Observation Room door.


  • They were previously used to make gecko kebabs but as of Patch they aren't any longer.
  • 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 cyberdog gun, and can be found and killed. However, his inventory does not contain any seeds.


  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png If a buffalo gourd seed is dropped, and then viewed, the weight will be displayed as 0.00.