Is this safe.

Use this forum for identification of plants and flowers found in the UK. To allow us to help provide accurate identification we need clear pictures of the whole plant, where it is growing and close up pictures of flowers, buds or seed heads if any available. It would also be useful to see pictures showing the leaf attached to the stem.
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Skeats77
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Is this safe.

Post by Skeats77 » 02 Aug 2017, 18:32

Hi we are new to having tortoise please can anyone tell us if they can eat this please.
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Nina
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Re: Is this safe.

Post by Nina » 02 Aug 2017, 19:55

Hi Skeats77 (sorry, I don't know your name), and welcome to The Tortoise Table -- and congratulations on getting your tortoise)!
What you've got there is a Buttercup leaf, and here is our entry for it:
http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plan ... YIWROmQyM8 (as you can see, it's a 'no feed')

Luckily we were able to ID the plant from your photo, but often it is impossible to ID from just seeing a single leaf, as many plants have similar looking leaves and you need to look at small features on the whole plant to ID it properly. Here are some guidelines for posting photos that we posted elsewhere on the forum -- no need to fulfil every one -- but the more the better:
!.) Please include as many as possible of the following if you want us to ID a plant from photos you have taken:
1.) The country in which the plant is growing (this is very important).
2.) Was this plant growing in the wild or in a garden (it helps is to know the setting in which the plant was growing).
2.) A photo of the whole plant, growing in situ will enable us to make a more accurate ID (please do not just pull off a leaf and photograph it separately). The best angle for this photo is looking at the plant from the side -- not looking down from above.
4.) Close-up photos of flowers, buds, seed heads, fruit that might be present, as well as a close up of the leaf axis.
5.) Any other information. Are the leaves fuzzy or smooth, does the plant seem woody or soft-stemmed, is it obviously a shrub/tree/vine, etc.

What species of tortoise do you have? We love seeing photos of tortoises, so if you want to post any of him and/or his set-up that would be great.
Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions you might have -- that's what we're here for.

Cheers,
Nina

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Re: Is this safe.

Post by Nina » 02 Aug 2017, 19:56

Nina wrote:
> Hi Skeats77 (sorry, I don't know your name), and welcome to The Tortoise
> Table -- and congratulations on getting your tortoise)!
> What you've got there is a Buttercup leaf, and here is our entry for it:
>
> http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plan ... YIWROmQyM8
> (as you can see, it's a 'no feed')
>
> Luckily we were able to ID the plant from your photo, but often it is
> impossible to ID from just seeing a single leaf, as many plants have
> similar looking leaves and you need to look at small features on the whole
> plant to ID it properly. Here are some guidelines for posting photos that
> we posted elsewhere on the forum -- no need to fulfil every one -- but the
> more the better:
> 1.) Please include as many as possible of the following if you want us
> to ID a plant from photos you have taken:
> a.) The country in which the plant is growing (this
> is very important).
> b.) Was this plant growing in the wild or in a
> garden (it helps is to know the setting in which the plant was growing).
> 2.) A photo of the whole plant, growing in situ will enable us to make
> a more accurate ID (please do not just pull off a leaf and photograph it
> separately). The best angle for this photo is looking at the plant from the
> side -- not looking down from above.
> a.) Close-up photos of flowers, buds, seed heads,
> fruit that might be present, as well as a close up of the leaf axis.
> b.) Any other information. Are the leaves fuzzy or
> smooth, does the plant seem woody or soft-stemmed, is it obviously a
> shrub/tree/vine, etc.
>
> What species of tortoise do you have? We love seeing photos of tortoises,
> so if you want to post any of him and/or his set-up that would be great.
> Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions you might have -- that's what
> we're here for.
>
> Cheers,
> Nina

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