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Curry Plant

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Curry Plant
  • Latin Name: Helichrysum italicum, syn. H. augustifolium
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae
Although this plant is distinguished by its aroma of 'curry', we can find no evidence of toxicity for it. 

The Curry Plant grows in the territory of some species of tortoise, but it does contain an essential oil and we don't know what the effect of that would be if eaten in large quantities by a tortoise. 

Our advice is to exercise caution, and feed in moderation. 

The blue-grey leaves of the young Curry Plant, before it flowers, can easily confused with those of  Lavender, but the flowers are completely different, and of course the aroma distinguishes it as well.
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