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Iris (Flag Iris, Bearded Iris, Reticulated Iris)

 Do not Feed
  • Common Name: Iris (Flag Iris, Bearded Iris, Reticulated Iris)
  • Latin Name: Iris spp.
  • Family Name: Iridaceae
Irises grow from rhizomes, corms, or bulbs, and as a general rule we do not advise feeding any plant that grows from these sources.  In the case of Irises, it is known that many species of Iris, particularly those that grow from rhizomes, produce the chemical iridin, a cardiac glycoside which can cause severe gastric upset and diarrhoea if ingested.  We therefore do not advise feeding any part of the Iris plant to your tortoise, although if nibbled accidentally there is no cause for alarm.
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