Are these weeds safe?

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I have some weeds growing in this pot, and despite looking at a bunch of identification sheets, don’t feel 100% comfortable feeding them to my Russian tortoise without a second opinion. Does anyone know what these are and if they are safe?
 

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Something in the dandelion relatives I think; if you look at the very bottom leaves you will see they are starting to take on the notched, kinda arrow shape that is typical of this group.

They are young though so I can’t say that for sure. If you wait a week or two it will be easier to identify. For now you can take a bite yourself; anything in that group should be quite bitter. (No, it isn’t going to kill you to take a nibble of pretty much anything; regardless of how anxious we can be about plants on here! It’s a good way to learn what’s what.)
 
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