Sweet Woodruff

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  • Common Name: Sweet Woodruff
  • Latin Name: Galium odoratum
  • Family Name: Rubiaceae
Sweet Woodruff contains coumarin, a chemical compound that is used to manufacture anticoagulant drugs.  The coumarin becomes potent as a result of the leaves being dried, so although it is probably fine for your tortoise to eat a small amount of young, fresh leaves, as part of a varied diet, do not feed dried leaves or plant Sweet Woodruff in the tortoise's enclosure where leaves can dry up and be nibbled by the tortoise.
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