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Old 21-07-2012, 12:31 PM
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Can anyone identify this weed for me pls? Is it a safe one? Thank you

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Old 21-07-2012, 12:54 PM
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I think its Willowherb. I don't usually feed this.
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It looks a bit like wall gypsy weed (could be wrong though) which is a gypsophila and if so torts don't eat it.
Is it a small plant that is easy to pull up with little root or a tall plant?
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Old 21-07-2012, 01:08 PM
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Google, great willowherb. Pretty sure its that.
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Thank you I will have a google and see if its that. I have tried to kill it last few years, sprayed it, dug it etc and just doesnt die lol! Thought I'd just leave it this year and use as food, but doesnt seem like I can.
I have tried to dig it up before and it went quiet deep, Thick roots that seemed to travel quiet far!
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Old 21-07-2012, 01:27 PM
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Its nearly as tall as me, Im 5ft lol so yeah quiet tall.
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Old 21-07-2012, 01:27 PM
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Not certain on it, but it does grow around the edge of my torts 'pen' and occasionally grows within her reach and she never seems to eat it?
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Thank you I will have a google and see if its that. I have tried to kill it last few years, sprayed it, dug it etc and just doesnt die lol! Thought I'd just leave it this year and use as food, but doesnt seem like I can.
I have tried to dig it up before and it went quiet deep, Thick roots that seemed to travel quiet far!

Oh it does sound more like a willowherb then, not much use I'm afraid. Be careful with weedkillers, I know it sounds obvious but the drift can spread a long way, not worth the risk really.
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Old 21-07-2012, 07:34 PM
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Yep, it's willowherb. It's mostly listed as non-toxic, but torts (and other animals) don't seem to eat it.
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Yep, it's willowherb. It's mostly listed as non-toxic, but torts (and other animals) don't seem to eat it.

Except the Elephant Hawk moth - yuk yuk yuk
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