Red Valerian?

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eisbrecher
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Red Valerian?

Post by eisbrecher » 17 Jun 2018, 20:19

Torkoal the Russian Tortoise has a very boring diet, with a general base of young dandelions, broad plantain, ribwort plantain & sowthistle (with the occasional hawksbit, cats-ear, deadnettle, lambs lettuce with a very occasional rocket, clover, hedge mustard, field mustard etc)

I think I have found a safe and abundant safe plant (green on the database) which could easily be a general base, Red Valerian, but I am acutely aware it could easily be something bad for him, or even deadly.

Can someone confirm this identification please? Is this Red Valerian?
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lin
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Re: Red Valerian?

Post by lin » 17 Jun 2018, 21:02

Yes, you are correct in it being Red Valerian and you can add this to Torkoal's growing diet.
Well done.

Lin

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