Bears Breeches (Bear's Breeches, Acanthus)
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- Common Name: Bears Breeches (Bear's Breeches, Acanthus)
- Latin Name: Acanthus spp.
- Family Name: Acanthaceae
This plant is not toxic, but the spines are very hard and sharp, so in order to avoid damage to the eyes, it is probably better to pick flowers to offer your tortoise than plant it in the enclosure.
The flowers are mostly purple in colour except for the lower part of the flower which is white.