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Bristly Oxtongue (Bristly Ox-tongue, Bristly Ox Tongue)

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  • Common Name: Bristly Oxtongue (Bristly Ox-tongue, Bristly Ox Tongue)
  • Latin Name: Picris echioides; Helminthotheca echioides; Helmintia echioides
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae

The plant gets its name from the bristles that form on the leaf.  Bristly Oxtongue is related to the Dandelion and is fine to feed, but many tortoises don't like it.

The leaves of the young Bristly Oxtongue plant strongly resemble the leaves of the Teasel.

 

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