Glowing Mushroom is an ingredient in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It can be used to make potions at an alchemy lab as part of alchemy.


Glowing mushrooms can be found in caves throughout Skyrim.

  • There are at least fifteen near the exit for Bleak Falls Barrow.
  • Shimmermist Cave contains at least forty.
  • Tolvald's Cave contains hundreds, with a full clear resulting in a yield of at least two-hundred.
  • There are multiple in Greenwall Cave.
  • Honningbrew Meadery's basement contains around fifty or more (one will have to have access to the basement key – this can be easily obtained in the quest "Dampened Spirits").
  • A couple dozen in a small cavern part of the Mzulft Boilery.
  • About a dozen in a skeever-infested cave within Forelhost Crypt.
  • Fifty seven clusters and ten single mushrooms in Lost Echo Cave. At least sixteen of these are in the empty outer chamber and so can be gathered without risk.
  • Chillwind Depths contains at least twenty-five.
  • Many on the walls in the depths of Dwemer Ruins.


Main article: Potions (Skyrim)
Resist Shock Fortify Destruction Fortify Smithing Fortify Health

† multiple effects



  • When gathering the mushrooms, have in mind that there are not just groups of mushrooms, but also individual ones that are hanging either isolated by themselves or amidst larger clusters. These can be hard to spot when hanging in clusters, and can sometimes be difficult to pick due to problems aiming the cursor at the right spot. For instance, this often occurrence happens often within Tolvald's Cave.
  • The largest cluster, however virtually unobtainable, is located to the left of the entrance to Blackreach from Alftand.
    • Console: To plant a large cluster of glowing mushrooms (forageable) using console commands, type: player.placeatme 0007EE00.

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