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Buttercup

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  • Common Name: Buttercup
  • Latin Name: Ranunculus repens
  • Family Name: Ranunculaceae
As a lawn invader this plant is mildly toxic.  Many tortoises nibble it occasionally with no ill effects but try and remove as much as possible as it contains the mild toxin protoanemonine and there is a reference to a tortoise dying after ingesting large quantities of Buttercup.
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