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Good King Henry

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  • Common Name: Good King Henry
  • Latin Name: Chenopodium bonus-henricus
  • Family Name: Amaranthaceae (formerly Chenopodiaceae)
All plants from the Chenopodiaceae family contain oxalic acid which binds with much-needed calcium, and prevents the tortoise utilising that calcium to make bone and shell.  It also contains saponins and hydrogen cyanide so best avoided. 
See also Fat-hen, and Orache
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