Be careful of this plant


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This weed grows everywhere and I had no idea it is so toxic. Thankfully I never fed it to the torts because it stings and makes you itchy so I avoid it when I am picking thisle, mallow and other weeds to feed them.
I will search the yard and enclosures tomorrow carefully and remove any sign of it. I will hunt it to extinction like nixon hunted marijuana. The war on drugs is nothing compared to the crusade Im preparing 😁


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Are you sure that’s what it is? If it stings (a lot) it’s probably stinging nettle; safe in moderation.

They look very similar but only one stings.

My Russian doesn’t care for it but humans can eat it like any other greens you would cook; once you drop it in boiling water for a minute the pricklies go away.

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