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Pictures of common plants - both edible and toxic for tortoises

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by Yvonne G, Apr 30, 2010.

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    Asiatic Hawksbeard - edible:

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    filleree is edible and quite nutritious

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    wild carrot - edible
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    Euonymus spp., Burning bush, strawberry bush, hearts-a-bustin', spindle tree, wahoo

    Deciduous or evergreen shrub with leaves opposite and simple; flowers small, 4-parted, greenish maroon; fruit a reddish, pink, ivory to yellow capsule splitting and showing orange-red seeds.

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    All parts are poisonous
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    Florida pusley - supposed to be non-edible, however tortoises eat it and like it

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    Henbit:

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    henbit - causes 'staggers' in foraging mammals (a condition that usually arises from consuming mycotoxins), is toxic to birds, but safe for humans. I would avoid it if possible

    Henbit looks quite a bit like purple dead nettle, see post #15
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    Carolina geranium (Geranium carolinianum) - edible

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    Creeping oxeye - dense invasive ground cover - toxic

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    Plumbago - toxic

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    Broad-leaf plantain - edible:

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    Stinging nettle - edible:

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    Chickweed - edible:

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    lambs quarters - edible:

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    Prickly lettuce -- edible:

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    Nasturtium - edible:

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    Milk thistle or sow thistle - edible:

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    viola - edible:

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    Thistle - edible:

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    Puncture vine (goat's head) - edible:

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    (comes from Africa and is a staple in the Sulcata diet)
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    Horseweed - not palatable and mildly toxic:

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    LESSER SWINECRESS - NOT EDIBLE:

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    Our thanks go to @dk1234 for researching and naming this weed)
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    NETTLE LEAF GOOSEFOOT - NOT EDIBLE:

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    (Our thanks go to @dk1234 for researching and naming this weed)
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    Creeping buttercup - not edible:

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    Bittercress - edible:

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    (Thanks to Anyfoot for I.D.ing this plant)
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    Tansy mustard - not edible

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    Pachysandra or Japanese spurge:

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    An evergreen ground cover whose berries are edible, but the leaves are high in oxalates, so should not be planted where tortoises are going to graze.
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