Blue Star Creeper (Swamp Isotome, Matted Pratia)

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  • Common Name: Blue Star Creeper (Swamp Isotome, Matted Pratia)
  • Latin Name: Pratia pedunculata; syn. Isotoma fluviatilis, Lobelia fluviatilis, Laurentia fluviatilis
  • Family Name: Campanulaceae
Although from the same family as Campanula, the Blue Star Creeper is in the genus Isotoma and is said to contain the same alkaloids as Lobelia, which could cause ulceration around the mouth, nasal discharge and possibly anorexia, so we would suggest that you not offer this to your tortoise or turtle.  The flowers are usually pale blue but are often found in lighter shades to nearly white.
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