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Meadow Vetchling

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  • Common Name: Meadow Vetchling
  • Latin Name: Lathyrus pratensis
  • Family Name: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Pea family)
This is a legume, and therefore too high in protein for most tortoises, but there are also reports of it causing stomach upsets and the seeds of some species in this genus contain a toxic amino acid that can cause lathyrism, a serious disease of the nervous system.  So avoid feeding or planting this near to your tortoise enclosure.
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