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Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by KarenSoCal, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. KarenSoCal

    KarenSoCal Well-Known Member

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    I bought some dandelion greens at the store, and these were mixed in. Despite being in the produce section, and 2 days in my fridge, they might survive.
    What is it? 20180712_093338.jpeg 20180712_093308.jpeg
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Not sure, but looks like a relative of the tomato. let me see if I can get Google to compare the image. BRB. . .
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    It might be Solanum furcatum, a plant in the nightshade family. Check it out.

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    KarenSoCal Well-Known Member

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    Sure looks like it! Glad I didn't give it to Chug!
    Maybe I'll try planting it away from his enclosure.
    Thanks!
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    Definitely a nightshade.
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    Looks wicked....dont' do it and I believe that I would toss the stuff it was with....cooties and all :)
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