Plant ID please x

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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Jo1211
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Plant ID please x

Post by Jo1211 » 14 May 2019, 16:54

Are either of these suitable to feed my Horsefield tortoise
with please?
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Nina
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Re: Plant ID please x

Post by Nina » 14 May 2019, 17:16

I'm not quite sure what the first photo is (looks familiar but my mind has gone blank!), but I'm sure that Lin will know what it is and will come on later with an ID.
The second photo (plant with pointy leaves) looks like one of the Willowherbs -- we have two entries:
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... NrpCKR7m9s
and
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... NrpgqR7m9s
but the same feeding advice for both (feed in moderation).
Sorry I couldn't do both, but I'll contact Lin and ask her to have a look.

Nina

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Re: Plant ID please x

Post by Jo1211 » 14 May 2019, 17:39

Thanks Nina 😊

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Re: Plant ID please x

Post by Nina » 14 May 2019, 21:30

Hi Jo,

Well, Lin has come up trumps on this one (lol, as I thought she would). The plant in your second photo is Alexanders, and here is our entry for it: https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... Nsj4qR7m9s It was a difficult one because the leaves on your plant don't look exactly like the leaves in the photos of our entry, but that is because your plant is at a different stage of growth (it's younger), and the leaves change shape a bit as the plant grows older. This is a common trait in plants, but it does make IDing hard sometimes, but Lin was able to identify characteristic notches in the leaves that are common to younger and older leaves, so that enabled the ID.

Anyway, the good news is that you've got two plants that are edible, so well done!

Nina

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Re: Plant ID please x

Post by Jo1211 » 14 May 2019, 21:40

Thank you so much to you both 😊 You really are so fantastic at identifying plants and so very helpful ⭐️⭐️

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Nina
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Re: Plant ID please x

Post by Nina » 14 May 2019, 22:15

Aww, that is really kind of you -- thanks so much, Jo!

Nina x


Jo1211 wrote:
> Thank you so much to you both 😊 You really are so fantastic at identifying
> plants and so very helpful ⭐️⭐️

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Re: Plant ID please x

Post by lin » 14 May 2019, 23:47

Ahh, Thanks from me too Jo. Really is nice of you. x

Lin

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