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Skyrim:Canis Root

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Canis Root
Canis Root
Value 5 Weight 0.1
Alchemy Effects
1st Damage Stamina Damage Stamina
2nd Fortify One-handed Fortify One-handed
3rd Fortify Marksman Fortify Marksman
4th Paralysis Paralysis
# Samples 51
Plant Canis Root
# Plants 551
Garden HF 4
Merchant Avail. Uncommon
A canis root bush

Canis Root is harvested from small, gnarled bushes. In the Rift, the bushes are found in birch woods near rock formations or at the base of cliffs. They are also found in swampy regions such as Hjaalmarch and along the northern coast of Haafingar.



51 guaranteed samples can be found in 32 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:

With the Dragonborn add-on 22 more guaranteed samples can be found in 7 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:

It is categorized as an uncommon ingredient, meaning that all apothecary merchants have a 15% chance of carrying 1-5 samples. In addition, it may be randomly found in uncommon- and rare-type apothecary's satchels.


A map of all canis root plants in Skyrim's overworld.

There are 551 canis root plants found in 84 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:


  • According to the book On Lycanthropy, found in the game Daggerfall, a Skyrim tradition is to rub canis root on trees as a ward against werebears. However, there are no werebears present in mainland Skyrim, perhaps denoting this tradition's success.
  • NelothDB is particularly fond of canis root tea, though you cannot actually make tea from canis roots ingame.
  • Although canis root grows also in Hjaalmarch, the biggest ones tend to grow in and around the mountains of The Rift, with the largest of all being inside Angarvunde, which dwarf the height of an Altmer male in size.
  • Canis root seems to take inspiration in appearance from the "Upside Down Tree", or Baobab, a tree native to Africa.