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Creeping Charlie

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Cheryl Hills, Jan 13, 2018 at 6:37 AM.

  1. Cheryl Hills

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    ok, so the tortoise table says not to feed creeping Charlie to tort but I have seen that some people do. Is it ok to feed to Russians? My yard is filled with it still.
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    I think I have this in my yard. Curious to learn more also
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    I have tried to figure this out as well. The problem is the common name is applied to several different plants. I do use creeping jenny (which also will be called creeping Charlie!) around my aquatic turtles quite a bit. The cooters really do graze on it quite a bit. My spotted turtles seem to like it as their favorite spots to lay eggs.

    Creeping Charlie can be:
    Pilea nummulariifoliea - non toxic
    Plectranthus australiis - non toxic
    Glechoma hederacea - moderately toxic
    Nepeta hederacea - moderately toxic

    Creeping Jenny should be:
    Lysimachia nummularia = non toxic
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