Leopard's Bane (Leopards Bane)

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  • Common Name: Leopard's Bane (Leopards Bane)
  • Latin Name: Doronicum spp. (esp. Doronicum orientale; syn. D. caucasicum)
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae
Most species of Doronicum flower in the early spring and have lovely daisy-like flowers (although a few species flower later).

This plant should not be sited in or near the tortoise enclosure or be fed to tortoises, as all parts of it are TOXIC if ingested, and the pyrrolizidine alkaloids that it contains may cause liver and lung damage.  Do not confuse with Arnica montana, which is also called Leopard's Bane.

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