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Jacob's Ladder

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Jacob's Ladder
NL Lily of the Valley Cropped
Jacob's Ladder in New Leaf.
Type: Flower
Spawns: When the town is environmentally perfect
Uncommon (Beautiful Town Ordinance)
Appearances: Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Jacob's Ladder (Wild World)

Jacob's Ladders are a unique type of flower in the Animal Crossing series. They only spawn when the player's town is in perfect condition. Jacob's Ladders have appeared since Dōbutsu no Mori e+. You will also receive the golden watering can when your town is in perfect condition for 15 days straight, and this is generally a good indicator of when the plant may appear. Jacob's Ladders usually spawn near cliffs, making them easy to find.

This flower does not breed when planted next to other Jacob's Ladders or other flowers, though it does increase the chance of breeding other flowers when planted next to them. The in-game model does not even remotely match the real-life Jacob's Ladder which is a cluster of purple bell-like flowers and is much more reminiscent to that of the Lily of the Valley.

Jacobs Ladder

Further Information

The real-life flower known as Jacob's Ladder is a medicinal flower. However, the flower seen in the Animal Crossing series is called the Lily of the Valley in English. In Japan, the name スズラン (suzuran) is a name given to Lily of the Valley, but when translated to English it becomes Jacob's Ladder, hence the apparent translation error.


Undergrowth vegetation FlowerGrassBushJacob's Ladder
Trees BambooMoney TreeStumpPalmTree
Weeds WeedCloverRafflesiaDandelion
Other Grass DeteriorationFruitFlower Fest


  • In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the watering can's droplet effect is the same for every flower, making the droplet effect on this plant look as if the water is floating.
  • A Jacob's Ladder is considered by some players, to be the opposite of Rafflesia. Both plants appear due to town conditions. However, Jacob's Ladder doesn't wilt when the town that it exists in is not in a perfect status, unlike the Rafflesia, which requires the worst town rating.

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