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Are These Weeds On The Edible List?


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#1 jay

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

Hello

are these on the edible list?

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:35 AM

hi Jayne

im not sure what the first one are but the last two pics are garlic mustard ( jack by the hedge)  http://www.thetortoi...19.asp?catID=16

have you had a look through the tortoise table   http://www.thetortoi...e/plants_19.asp. :)



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

The middle pic looks like Meadow Saxifrage to me, which is edible, but I'd want more positive identification before feeding.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:52 PM

Hello

thank you so much,i will post some more pictures of the flowered plant.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

Be very very careful feeding too much cleavers - although edible it contains a substance that can be harmful to the liver. I forget the name of the substance, but it was mentioned on Tortoise Nutrition site, which I trust above any site in this country ;)



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:52 PM

Totally agree, Sue, the substance I think is called coumarin; and, if my old biology lessons ( and Wikipedia ) serve me correctly,  can be mildly toxic to the liver. According to resources, these plants are ok in moderation, but should not constitute a high percentage of a tort's diet.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

I have a tendency to avoid feeding anything that isn't classed as 'safe'. I think the idea 'in moderation' can be subject to personal interpretation!!! There seems plenty of 'safe' weeds and plants to be able to avoid the other stuff x x x hugs x x

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:50 PM

My opinion, exactly, Stella; there are plenty of 'green light/perfectly safe' plants to feed, amply giving our torts a wide, varied diet, without resorting to 'moderation' foods. I go mainly by the Tortoise Table's recommendations for anything before feeding it to Harry. 






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