1. Hello guest! Are you a Tortoise enthusiast? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Tortoise keepers to meet online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your Tortoise and enclosure and have a great time with other Tortoise keepers. Sign up today! If you have any questions, problems, or other concerns email us using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page!

Pictures of common plants - both edible and toxic for tortoises

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by Yvonne G, Apr 30, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    Vinca Minor has some poisonous parts.

    [​IMG]



    Vinca Major contains alkaloids used in chemotherapy:

    [​IMG][hr]
    Mimosa or silk tree - edible, except for seeds:

    [​IMG]
  2. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    Asiatic Hawksbeard - edible:

    [​IMG]
  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    filleree is edible and quite nutritious
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  4. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    wild carrot - edible

    [​IMG]
  5. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    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.


    [​IMG]

    All parts are poisonous
  6. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    Florida pusley - supposed to be non-edible, however tortoises eat it and like it

    [​IMG]
  7. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    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
  8. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    Carolina geranium (Geranium carolinianum) - edible

    [​IMG]
  9. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
  10. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
    Creeping oxeye - dense invasive ground cover - toxic



    [​IMG]
  11. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    40,547
    Location:
    Clovis, CA
Similar Threads: Pictures common
Forum Title Date
Plant Identification Help identifying some common weeds May 8, 2014
Plant Identification Nutritional value of three commonly fed plants. Aug 3, 2013
Plant Identification Common yard weeds Oct 4, 2012
Plant Identification Common Mallow or something else? Jun 4, 2012
Plant Identification Can tiago eat stinging nettle or common nettle? Oct 9, 2011

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page