Pictures of common plants - both edible and toxic for tortoises

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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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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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LESSER SWINECRESS - NOT EDIBLE:

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Our thanks go to @dk1234 for researching and naming this weed)
 

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Bittercress - edible:

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(Thanks to Anyfoot for I.D.ing this plant)
 

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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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