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Milk Vetch

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  • Common Name: Milk Vetch
  • Latin Name: Astragalus spp.
  • Family Name: Fabaceae/Leguminosae
This large genus of plants contains varying degrees of alkaloids and saponins, depending on species.  It is currently being researched as a possible treatment for cancer and HIV, and it would be best to avoid feeding it to tortoises until more is known.  Do not confuse with the Vicia genus of Vetches.  See Vetch.
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