Snail Games Offered More Details on Age of Wushu 2's Plants
The vegetations are created based on real world locations. What's more, almost every plant are real and can be gathered. There are rare plants you don't see everywhere everyday. In most MMOs, plants and vegetations are textures and only some can be gathered. However in AoW2, all plants you can see are real and are useful. Of course, most plants will just become woods for building or food for horses after harvested.
There are some that you can get fruits from. It's worth mentioning that some plants are poisonous. If you have a recipe for poison, you can gather materials from the plants to make deadly potion.
Since the game is a survival MMO, it tells you what the plant is but doesn't specify what it is for. You have to explore and experiment different plants, and yes you could get killed in your experiment.
And there are rare plants such as ginseng and Snow Lotus, which can be found the wildness and grown in your garden. However, it's extremely difficult to grow them. Let's say you have the seeds (which is not easy to get), and now you have to find a place where these rare plants can grow up (you need to consider rain and weather, etc.), and then you have to protect them from getting looted by others.