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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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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Vinca Minor has some poisonous parts.

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    Vinca Major contains alkaloids used in chemotherapy:

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    Mimosa or silk tree - edible, except for seeds:

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Asiatic Hawksbeard - edible:

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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    filleree is edible and quite nutritious
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    wild carrot - edible

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    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.


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    All parts are poisonous
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    Florida pusley - supposed to be non-edible, however tortoises eat it and like it

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    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
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    Carolina geranium (Geranium carolinianum) - edible

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    Creeping oxeye - dense invasive ground cover - toxic



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    Plumbago - toxic

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