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Can my SA leopard eat this??

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by Jenna kamenski, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Jenna kamenski

    Jenna kamenski Member

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    i have these things all over the yard - what are they and can he eat them??

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    You could try to ID them using the pics on www.thetortoisetable.org.uk.
    It would be easier if you knew the name of them and if you post the pics on the diet thread someone maybe able to help you with that.
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    From Tort Table

    • Common Name: Navelwort (Wall Pennywort, Navel Wort, Penny-pies, Pennywort, Kidneywort, Dollar Weed)
    • Latin Name: Umbilicus rupestris
    • Family Name: Crassulaceae
    We can find no evidence of toxicity of Navelwort, and so it is fine to feed to your tortoise as part of a wider, varied diet. The stems of this plant are deep pink and can often give the flowers a pinkish tinge.

    Do not confuse with other plants called Navelwort (particularly those in the Omphalodes genus), which look quite different and are different plants.

    Also do not confuse with other plants called Pennywort (for example Marsh Pennywort) or Dollar Weed, both of which are in the genus Hydrocotyle, and although they look similar to Navelwort, they are from a different family of plants
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    I can't find it under any of the above names on The Tortoise Table app, but I know it as dollar weed. It grows in some of the wetter places in my yard, and my torts have been eating it for years. In fact, I can barely find any at the moment because they get to it early. Just my experience, mind you.
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    I have no personal experience, but that looks like what I've seen some of our Florida members call "dollar weed".

    @ZEROPILOT can you confirm?
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    But see all of the dollar weed I find is a complete circle, where as the ones I have has a split in the middle...are they still the same??

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    Yeah... i see that yours has that split whereas the Pennywort pix and info i provided doesnt quite have it.

    Let me tag @Iochroma who knows many more of these than me. I’m interested too. To be safe, I wouldnt feed until ID’d.
    Good luck
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    Hopefully this can be figured out because my yard is filled with them!
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    I have it in my yard. I'm not sure what it is. But my tortoises ignore it completely.
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    Take a sample to your local nursery. There is always a plant nerd that can answer your question.
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    Duh! Didn’t even think about that lol...once I do I will update!
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    I have those in my yard everywhere. I'm not sure what the name of them are, but if I didn't have grass and other weeds my yard would still be green with those. I usually add a couple in with the grass and other weeds I find in my yard.
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    OK, the first two pics (the plant in question) is most definitely NOT Umbilicus. Nor is it Hydrocotle.
    It is much more likely wall ivy - Cymbalaria. I would recommend you weed it out of your yard.
    I notice between the plant in question, there are some chickweed seedlings - this is a good food - if you water the area regularly they will grow lavishly in the cooler months of the year.
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    Thank you everyone for your input! Will definitely be on the lookout for chickweed!
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    Check oncreeping charly, I have a yard full of it. Tortoise table says do not feed but there are members that feed it without any harm.
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    It's not the same thing as the pic the OP posted.
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    I never thought I'd ever see this happen, but I'm going to have to disagree with Iochroma. The very first two pictures in the thread show pictures of pennywort, NOT cymbalaria. I have pennywort by my pond. I have cymbalaria in sheltered spots around the house. They don't compare at all in looks.
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