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Old 29-05-2017, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default 3 plant ID please

I wonder if these can be ID'd please.

I thought the first one was that Robert plant and I weeded it out but it has thrown me with the flowers that have now grown on it (weeded out !)




Some one else wanted this identified , I thought Chicory but they said absolutely not and they use it in their salads all the time?
Teasel ? but would you put that in a salad ? ....I don't know ! Can some one help please and views on chicory in salads..? it went into camp coffee didn't it?




Is this a wild chrysanthemum? It grows mega tall and I've seen it with yellow flower heads...I did pick it out but it has come back ten fold now.

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Old 29-05-2017, 04:17 PM   #2
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The first and last are not tortoise friendly.
Second one mine eat.
Sorry I dont know the names, but know tortoise wont eat the two.
The first and third are also invasive, if not kept in check:0)
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Old 29-05-2017, 06:15 PM   #3
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The first one is an annual kind of willowherb. I forget which exact one but tortoises don't eat them and I find them a nuisance.

The second one is chicory. The stuff we eat in salads is a different plant. This one is tortoise edible and produces a lovely blue flower.

The third I think is common fleabane which is not tortoise edible. The plants spread by underground runners and it thrives on damp ground. If you pull if up you might find thick whitish roots. They tend to break when pulled so the bloomin' thing bounces back.
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Old 01-06-2017, 02:21 PM   #4
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thank you Jonathan & Sandy, the Horsfields eats chicory like its going out of fashion - great big thick hairy talks and all, I can hear them a mile off _ I will let person know as they were adamant it wasn't and had paid for the plant - opps ! - . I have pulled up the fleabane (I actually love fleabane, isn't it Erigon flowers like little daisys? ) but this is weedy horrid and like you say just spreads. Always good to look up on tort friendly food the tort table also so will do - that web site is amazing. CB
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:26 PM   #5
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Agree don't feed the first.

Try this site, it is a wonderful reference.
http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/
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