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Wild Strawberry (Alpine Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, European Strawberry)

 Feed Sparingly
  • Common Name: Wild Strawberry (Alpine Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, European Strawberry)
  • Latin Name: Fragaria vesca
  • Family Name: Rosaceae
The young leaves of Wild Strawberry, like those of the cultivated Strawberry that we grow for fruit, are fine as part of a varied diet.  However, as the leaves age and start to wilt or decay, they produce a hydrogen cyanide gas, which is very toxic, and so only young leaves should be fed. 

Only feed the fruits if your tortoise is a fruit-eating species. The leaves also contain tannins which can give a bitter taste to the plant.  See also Strawberry.
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