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Wild carrot?

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by Chasen, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Chasen

    Chasen Active Member

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    Is this wild carrot and can it be fed with regularity?

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    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/controlling_wild_carrot_in_hay_fields_and_pastures

    The flower looks like it would be more definitive, but yeah, that looks like wild carrot.

    As for feeding it regularly, if at free choice in an out door area, it would probably be okay, harvested and mixed in with other greens...?
    https://www.feedipedia.org/node/539 for inclusion in other animal diets and ://www.feedipedia.org/node/11939 for nutrients in the tops
    https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=280&c=6#.XFs791xKhaQ

    Regularly? Is that 1% of every feeding or all of one feeding every 100 meals. That is the same quantity but different rates. I'd go for the frequent low % and see if over a year you see some negative difference.
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    Thanx Will. I don't feed all of one thing at a given meal, but I'm thinking if this plant is ok, I'll mix it in every 3rd or 4th day. I do that with clover and other items I've been told aren't good on a daily. I've only lived here since June and don't remember seeing this before, so it may have a limited season anyway. Then again, I wasn't looking for wild greens to utilize.
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    Doing more research gives me some doubts as to the possibility of it being poison hemlock, so I'll just avoid it.
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    It’s hard for me to say without flowers but I lean to poison hemlock. It isn’t carrot.

    Made this mistake once myself.
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    Will Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanx Will
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    Chasen, it's in my yard, too.
    If its edible may not be the issue.
    My issue is that my Redfoot wont eat it.
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    As I watch these plants grow I'm more convinced that it's not carrot. My search for wild edibles continues.
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    My tortoises search out purslane right now.
    It's very interesting to watch them stop, "sniff" each plant and either eat it or move on.
    I'm able to let them out every now and again since I've won the war with fire ants and am no longer treating the yard
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    Yeah, that hemlock gets pretty thick.
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    Two searches actually.
    1) what they CAN eat
    2) what the WILL eat
    I've grown so many things just to have my tortoises not want it.
    Best of luck
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    Indeed. I planted pansies and marigolds for the flowers. Neither of which will he eat. lol
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