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Coltsfoot

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  • Common Name: Coltsfoot
  • Latin Name: Tussilago farfara
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae
Coltsfoot contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids which can seriously damage the liver, so best avoided in the tortoise diet. 

The main leaves of Coltsfoot appear after the plant has flowered and have very tiny, fine, almost black teeth around their edges, but the flower stems have very small leaves that lie flat against the stem and look a bit like scales.


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