The Russian Tortoise 
Agrionemys horsfieldii ( Testudo horsfieldii)  

Edible plants Plants as food for tortoises

The following list of plants is to be used as a guide for safely landscaping your pens and providing a better variety of weeds to feed. The edible landscaping plants may or may not be eaten/liked by your tortoise. Happy landscaping !!!

 

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Latin name Common name/s edible parts

Links for further information

Abutilon hybridum 

Flowering Maple 

all  Edible Plants
Achillea millefolium   Yarrow  all  Achillea millifolium
Aegopodium podagraria  bishop's goutweed;
ground elder
all  Aegopodium podagaria page
Agave sp. Agave leaves Edible Plants
Alcea Rosea    Hollychock all  Desert_tropicals.com
Alchemilla vulgaris    Lady's Mantle all  Lary's Mantle
Aloe Vera    Aloe  all  aloe-vera.org/
althaea officinialis   Marsh Mallow all  Marsh mallow
Amoracia rusticana    Horseraddish leaves  pictures
Anthriscus sylvestris    Cow parsley  all   http://www.plant-identification.co.uk
Apium graveolens    Celeriac all  pictures

Arrhenatherum elatius 
 
  Tall oat grass  all  http://www.plant-identification.co.uk

Bellis perennis 
 
English Daisy all  desert-tropicals.com

Buddleia spp.
 
Butterfly Bush   Nature Hills
Calendula officinalis   Pot Marigold all  Calendula officinalis
Capsella bursa-pastoris  Shepard's purse  all  cap_bur.jpg
Cichorium intybus  Chicory  all  chicory
Cirsium arvense  Canadian Thistle;
Californian Thistle;
Creeping Thistle
all  http://www.plant-identification.co.uk
Comfrey.. Symphtum officinale  Comfrey  all  Cedar Creek Nature Studies
Crepis biennis  Rough hawksbeard  all  Asteraceae
Cynara scolymus   Artichoke all  Botanical.com
Cynodon dactylon  Bermuda Grass  all  http://www.missouriplants.com/
Edible Plants
Cynosurus cristatus  Crested dogtail  all  http://www.plantpress.com/
Dactylis glomerata  Orchard grass  all  oregonstate.edu

Edible Plants
Dahlia spec  Dahlia  all   
Daucus carota  Wild carrot  all  ecolibrary.org
Echinacea purpurea Echinacea/purple cone flower  all  Edible Plants
Eriocephalus africanus   wild rosemary all  http://www.plantzafrica.com
Festuca arundinacea  Reed fescue  all   http://extension.missouri.edu
Festuca pratensis  Meadow fescue  all    http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info
Festuca rubra commutata  Chewings fescue  all   picture only
ficus carica   fig leaves  henriettesherbal.com
Foeniclum vulgare   fennel all   picture only
Fragaria vesca  European wood strawberry  all  plant-identification.co.uk
Galium verum  Yellow bedstraw  all  http://ct-botanical-society.org
Hemerocallis sp.   day lillies all  http://missouriplants.com
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis  Hibiscus  all  Edible Plants
Holcus lanatus  Velvet grass  all  gobotany.newenglandwild.org
Ipomoea batatas   Sweet Potato Leaves Edible Plants
Lamium Album   White Deadnettle all  naturalmedicinalherbs.net
Lamium purpureum Purple Deadnettle all Edible Plants
Lamium amplexicaule Henbit all wikipedia
Leontodon hispidus  Rough hawkbit  all  http://www.habitas.org.uk
Lolium multiflorum  Italian ryegrass  all   http://extension.missouri.edu
Lolium perenne  Perennial ryegrass  all   http://www.missouriplants.com
Lotus corniculatus  Birdsfoot trefoil  all  http://www.missouriplants.com
Lythrum salicaria  Purple Loosestrife  all  wikipedia 
Malva sylvestris  Hollyhock or mallow  all  Edible Plants
Medicago Lupulina  Black medick  all  http://www.sbs.utexas.edu
Mesembryanthemaceae family Ice Plants leaves and flowers Edible Plants
Morus spec.  mullberry leaves http://www.tropicalforages.info
Nasturtium officinale  Watercress  all  http://www.missouriplants.com
Opuntia spec  Prickly Pear  all  Edible Plants
origanum vulgare  Oregano  all  wikipedia
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy  all    Carolina Pet Supply
Petunia hybrida  Petunia all   http://www.floridata.com
Phleum pratense  Timothy  all  http://www.missouriplants.com
Plantago lanceolota  English plantain  all  Edible Plants
Plantago major  Common plantain  all   http://carolinapetsupply.com
Plantago media  Hoary plantain  all  http://henriettesherbal.com
Poa pratensis  Kentucky bluegrass  all  http://missouriplants.com
Portulaca Oleracea  Purslane  leaves and stems  2bnthewild.com

Edible Plants
Raphanus stivus  radish leaves  http://botanypictures.com
Ribes nigrum  Black Currant  leaves  wikipedia
Rosa canina  Wild Rose  all  holistic-online.com/ 
Rosa gallica Domestic Rose petals http://aplantsgarden.com
Rubus fruticosus  Blackberry leaves & flowers  botanical.com/

Edible Plants
rubus ideus  Raspberry  leaves & flowers   plant-identification.co.uk
Salvia
hispanica
Chia all CPS
Salvia
offinicialis 
Garden sage  all  Edible Plants
Salvia pratensis  Meadow sage  all   http://www.plantlife.org.uk
Schlumbergera Xmas Cactus all wikipedia
Stellaria Media  Chickweed  all  Chickweed
Taraxacum offinicialis  dandelion  all  Edible Plants
Tragopogon pratensis  Goat's beard  all  ct-botanical-society.org
Trifolium hybridum  Alsike clover  all  Trifolium_hybridum_
Trifolium incarnatum  Crimson clover  all  Carolina Pet Supply

plantsdatabase.com
Trifolium repens  White clover  all  trifolium repens
Tropaeolum majus  Nasturtium  all  CPS

Edible Plants
Urticaceae   Nettle all  botany.hawaii.edu
Viola arvensis  Field pansy  all  wikipedia
Viola tricolor  Johnny jump-up  all  msue.msu.edu
Vitis vinifera 
Vitis labrusca 
 Grapes leaves  wikipedia

Edible Plants
rubus ideus  Raspberry  leaves & flowers   plant-identification.co.uk
verbascum densiflorum  Mullien  all  wikipedia

 

 

 

 

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