Spinning Flower

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Spinning Flower
Artwork of a Spinning Flower from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Artwork of a Spinning Flower
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Paper Mario (2000)

Spinning Flowers[1] are red flowers that act as rotating platforms in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Spinning Flowers are found throughout the game and are used to reach high places. When Mario jumps onto the flower, he begins to spin in a clockwise direction. When he jumps off, he is launched high and far in one direction. However, if Mario stands on a Spinning Flower for too long, he gets dizzy and falls off. Spinning Flowers are found only in three levels in this game: Mushroom Way, Bandit's Way, and Land's End.

A Spinning Flower in Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, purple Spinning Flowers appear on Lavalava Island. In this game, they only have petals, with no "base" face in the middle. When Mario jumps on one and the player hits the Z Button button, Mario will be propelled in the air. This lets Mario reach higher than he could before, and allows him to reach objects way up in the air. This also helps him find the Fearsome 5 that got lost playing hide-n-sneak in Jade Jungle.


  • It's a Spinning Flower. It grows only on Lavalava Island and spins constantly. If you press the Z Button button while on the flower, you'll spin up into the air for a while.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くるくるフラワー[2]
Kurukuru Furawā
Kurukuru Gusa
Spinning Flower


  1. ^ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars English instruction booklet, pg. 16
  2. ^ Super Mario RPG Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 16
  3. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.