Honeywort (Cerinthe; Blue Shrimp Plant)

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  • Common Name: Honeywort (Cerinthe; Blue Shrimp Plant)
  • Latin Name: Cerinthe major; Cerinthe retorta
  • Family Name: Boraginaceae
This lovely member of the Borage family, with its fleshy grey-green leaves and startling blue-purple drooping flowers (although some varieties have maroon and yellow or white and purple flowers) contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which can cause gastric distress and severe liver damage and should therefore not be fed to tortoises.
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