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Plant I.D please

Discussion in 'Bowsprit tortoises' started by CarolM, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. CarolM

    CarolM Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know what this is please. 20180110_154023.jpg
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    Can't see enough of it to tell. Any chance you can get a picture of the whole plant?
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    Yes. Sorry was dropping my son off at work.
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    Looks like something in the spurge family. It's high in oxalates, but the tortoises in whose natural range it grows eat it.
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    Thank You Yvonne. So just to be on safe side feed it sparingly correct.
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    Right. He probably won't eat it, but a bit every now and then is not harmful.
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    Perfect. Got it.
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    Interesting note on this weed. If I pick a piece off and give it to either of the tortoises they eat all of it.
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    Is the following one a plantain weed? 20180203_191851.jpg
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    And as the plant gets older all the leaves developed the brown spot on them. Ignore the dead lavendar plant it is growing between. 20180203_191844.jpg
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    It's not a plantain, but does look familiar.
    I shall think on it
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    Thanks. You are a star.
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