Swinecress (Wartcress; Lesser Swinecress; Lesser Wartcress)

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Swinecress (Wartcress; Lesser Swinecress; Lesser Wartcress)
  • Latin Name: Coronopus squamatus; Coronopus didymus
  • Family Name: Cruciferae/Brassicaceae

Most tortoises wouldn't favour the pungent smell and hot peppery flavour of this low-growing plant, but remember it is a brassica and should therefore should only be offered in moderation.

Please be aware that two or more goitrogenic plants should not be fed in conjunction with each other, and the sum total of goitrogenic foods should not exceed the guideline for a single plant of 'in moderation' (amber-green) or 'sparingly' (amber-red).  This will ensure that goitrogenic consumption stays within safe limits.

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