Poisonous plants appear to be thorny fern-like bushes native to SR388. They can grow on the ground or hang down from the ceiling. Poisonous plants are only found in the subterranean tunnels of Phase 4, such as the second and third tower corridors, where they grow in large numbers as one of several species of vegetation overgrowing these caves.
During Samus Aran's mission to exterminate the Metroid species, she frequently encounters poisonous plants as an obstacle while investigating these Gamma Metroid-infested catacombs. This dangerous vegetation may be cleared with Samus Aran's beam or Bomb weaponry, allowing her to pass safely through. However, they do not drop Energy Capsules or Missile ammo. They will regrow if they are far enough off-screen.
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- Poisonous plants do not appear in the official remake, Metroid: Samus Returns. However, the heads of red plants (which were redesigned from the original game's bushes) bear slight resemblance to the original poisonous plant sprite. A cactus-like plant that appears in the background on the Surface also somewhat resembles the poisonous plant sprite.