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Anyone have a clue what these plants are??

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  1. Jenna kamenski

    Jenna kamenski Member

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    So first thing - I have absolutely no idea about plants, so bear with me! I might be asking a lot about them in the future lol but for now....

    I remember seeing a plant section a couple months back but I’m struggling with trying to find it so I’m posting this thread here! - still learning where everything goes!

    Are any of these plants safe for my SA leo??

    So the first 2 pictures are of the same plant - I wanted to get one by itself and one that shows how it grows in the ground...

    And the last one - the taller, darker green one is dandelion leaves, right?? And, is there anything else in the picture that anyone can tell me if it’s safe for my leo to eat?

    Any, and all feedback would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thank you! And I hope everyone has a great, tortoise filled day :):tort:

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    The first one MIGHT be wild strawberry, but I'm not sure. I can't see the other picture due to slow internet.
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    The first one is strawberry.
    The second one is some sort of thistle or dandelion I believe.
    Both things my tortoise would eat.
    Make sure they are good of pesticides.
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    I actually knew these lol
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    Wild strawberry and cat's ear.
    Both safe
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    Yes.
    But they may or may not get eaten.
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    I don’t have a clue on any plant so I’ll be asking for a lot of advice when it comes to this topic lol
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    Oh and the tall leaf sticking up is a type of sowthistle
    The cats ear is growing right beside it with the longish wavy leaves.
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    Ok...he actually does try to eat them but everytime we saw we would stop him bc we weren’t sure if they were ok or not...thank you all for your quick responses!! Glad to know everything is safe thus far! :)
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    All completely safe, correct?
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    Yes, that I listed.. there is a few scattered plants in the pics that I wouldn't feed though. Make sure to Google and compare the plants we listed to make sure your getting the right ones
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    Ok cool, I will do that! Thank you so much! :)
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    @Bambam1989 : What about the lighter green plant with the five-leaf cluster? Could that be Virginia Creeper?
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    It does look like it. I'm not really familiar with it first hand though.
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    The upside of the of the way I start babies is: They aren't picky and will eat anything. The down side is: They aren't picky and will eat anything.

    Anytime you are not 100% positive about what a plant is and know for sure whether or not its safe to eat, don't allow your baby access to it. Since there are so many little odds and ends sprouting up in the area where you took those pics, I would not allow Torque access to that area. There are so many other good things to eat, there is no reason to take a chance on a maybe or an unknown.
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    Yeah your absolutely right! For right now we can just build him a box to walk around in while he’s outside...in an area where there isn’t any questionable plants of course

    South Carolina is weird bc in my backyard in va, all there was, was just grass...I didn’t have all this weird, random crap growing
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    This one here definitely looks like the Virginia we have all over here as well..

    Closer up of OP’s

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    And here is a pix of creeper from Go Botany

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    Info on Virginia Creeper:
    Parthenocissus quinquefolia, known as Virginia creeper, Victoria creeper, five-leaved ivy, or five-finger, is a species of flowering plant in the grape family, Vitaceae.
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