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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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  1. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Here's a link to a site that has pretty good pictures of weeds:

    http://weeds.cropsci.illinois.edu/weedid.htm





    I think it would be nice to have all the pictures in the same place. So I'm starting a thread showing the pictures of plants we have already identified as being edible or not. It will be a closed thread, only allowing pictures of plants. If you have a picture you want added, please ask a moderator to add it for you.
    I'm starting out with Groundsel, which is not edible:

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    Burr Clover is edible, but quite a nuisance plant:

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    Pix of edible and toxic plants

    I have a poisonous plant to add that would be the japanese pieris. I didn't see it listed anywhere. We have one in our front yard, its more of a shrub that is usually between 5 and 8 feet tall.
    I believe it is highly poisonous to all animals including humans although the bees love it.

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  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    RE: Pix of edible AND toxic plants

    Thanks to Stells, here's a picture of edible, smooth sow thistle:

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    and this is burdock...toxic to animals:

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    This is also known as curly dock, sour dock, yellow dock. It is toxic to animals, but humans eat it:

    "Curly dock is good forage for humans, though such is not the case for livestock. Many is he in farm country who has spent days clearing pastures of the stuff, for, as USU Extension explains, the leaves of curly dock “are poisonous to cattle and sheep; the “seeds and vegetation of curly dock are toxic to poultry and can cause dermatitis and gastric problems in cattle;” and curly dock is “an alternate host to many crop diseases.” It is also indicted for toxicity to horses."
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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    RE: Pix of edible AND toxic plants

    Sedum Acre - toxic

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    RE: Pix of edible AND toxic plants

    Creeping Charlie - Toxic

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    RE: Pix of edible AND toxic plants

    Cala Lily - toxic

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    Ice Plant - edible

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    RE: Pix of edible AND toxic plants

    'Coreopsis basalis' aka dye flower/goldenmane - edible

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    RE: Pix of edible AND toxic plants

    Morning Glory - TOXIC

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    Chickory edible

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    RE: Pix of edible AND toxic plants

    Coleus - edible (but should only be fed occasionally as part of a varied diet)

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    Dianthus (sometimes called Pinks) - they are high in saponins and would lead to gastrointestinal complications. So it is recommended to feed as a small part of the diet and not to be fed with other plants high in saponins.

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    Yarrow - edible (sometimes the flowers are yellow)

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    echinacea - edible

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Rose of Sharon - edible

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    Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) - edible

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    London Pride - (Saxifraga umbrosa)... ok to feed occasionally as part of a varied diet..

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    Willow herb - (Epilobium sp.)... not suitable to feed but if your tortoise took a bite or two it wouldn't do any harm.

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Prickly sow thistle - edible

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Nipplewort - edible

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    This one is a bit hard to see, but its the small plant with the white flowers - bittercress - edible

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    Bindweed - toxic (member of the morning glory family)

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    two varieties of bind weed:

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Ragwort is toxic. (Thanks to Stells for the I.D. on this one!! :) )


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