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ID weed?

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by William Garcia, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. William Garcia

    William Garcia New Member

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    Hello everyone just need a lil help identifying this weed in my backyard for my sulcatas I looked on google but I’m second guessing myself so i rather ask the experts on the forums. Thank you and your answers are greatly appreciated

    William

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    Your title suggests you believe it may be "cats eat weed" did you mean "cats ear"?.
    It's NOT cats ear. I'm unable to ID this weed and recommend not risking feeding it until someone is able to ID it as a safe plant.
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  3. William Garcia

    William Garcia New Member

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    Haha yes cats ear weed my bad damn autocorrect on the iPhone and I didn’t feed it to them and thank you for the quick response. I live in California so I’m not sure if cats ear down here looks different.
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    Thank you and is there anyway to change the topic so it doesn’t read cats eat weed
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    I have reported to the mods. Hopefully one of them will oblige
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    Looks like a very healthy "horse weed" - Conzya
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    Thank you
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    That looks like a False Aralia plant (ScheffleraElegantissima). TortoiseTrust.org has it listed as non-toxic to tortoises. But don't take my word for it as it's very hard to tell just from a picture. Rule of thumb: if you don't know what it is, don't make it accessible.
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    That was my guess too, but I was going to defer to you… :)

    Horse weed is not edible for tortoises. Also, yank it all up by the root ASAP, before it goes to seed.
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    My Russian will sometimes take a bit of a young one but yeah, rip it out. Hideous and fast growing.
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    Wow, it is always surprising what gets a "like" and what does not.
    FWIW: my Hermann's eat this weed
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    RosemaryDW Well-Known Member TFO Supporter

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    Interesting! Even when it’s grown as large as that? I imagine mine would eat it if ithere wasn’t much else to choose from. We’ve never let one grow that large but she’s never eaten one down to the ground either, as she does with most other weeds.

    Can we at least agree they are pretty ugly when gone to seed? :)

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    Can anyone identify this weed please?

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    Dandelion. Yummy tort food
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    Thank you
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    Another vote for delicious and healthy dandelion.
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    So I rather be safe then sorry and ask the experts on these weeds in my backyard and if they are yummy for my baby sulcata’s!? Thank you for taking the time to read and share your info on these weeds

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    The only one I can safely ID is the second one, which is prickly lettuce.
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    1- I can't see the photo for some reason.
    2- looks like a prickly lettuce (ok to feed in moderation)
    3-oxalis/ wood sorrel (do not feed)
    4-hard to tell for me. It looks like it has been frost burned and mowed. may be a type of thistle.
    5-cats ear (yummy tort food)
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    Can anyone identify these for me please. In the first pic both and the second pic is an older version of one of the weeds in the first pic. 20180106_174721.jpg 20180106_174717.jpg
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