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Figwort (Common Figwort, Water Figwort)

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  • Common Name: Figwort (Common Figwort, Water Figwort)
  • Latin Name: Scrophularia spp.
  • Family Name: Scrohulariaceae
Figworts contain saponins (which in high concentrations are toxic to reptiles) plus various alkaloids, and the semi-aquatic Water Figwort (Schrophularia aquatica) is said to contain cardiac glycosides, so this genus is one to avoid giving to your tortoise.  The sepals of the Water Figwort have a wide white border and the leaves are oval with blunt tips and rounded leaves.
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