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Graciee
08-09-2018, 02:53 PM
In a bunny pen, no one's eaten them but want to put them in pen. Are these safe? They're everywhere https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/b9e6a7678afacae979e9d4dfd3d2d57b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/bf1cb443256b84c5825b6ed804a2f52a.jpg

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loobers25
08-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Broadleaf plantain?

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loobers25
08-09-2018, 05:16 PM
Can't spot the brown stem though?

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MightyMax
08-09-2018, 05:18 PM
Broadleaf plantain?

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I see where you're coming from Loobers, but I don't believe it is that:

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/broadleaf-plantain.aspx

Graciee
08-09-2018, 05:22 PM
Broadleaf plantain?

Sent from my GT-I9195 using TapatalkSomeone on reddit said that! :) but I don't think it is, definitely see where you're coming from tho

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MightyMax
08-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Omi's just posted on the Gardening thread, so I am sure she will see your post Grace :D

Omi
08-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Sorry, I'm not sure what these are. I don't think they are Broad Leaf Plantain, although I can see why you think they might be.

They look as though they would be difficult to pull up whole as the root looks firmly anchored. As there are so many, I would also think they have self-seeded from somewhere, so look for a mature plant that's recently gone up to seed.

Graciee
08-09-2018, 05:54 PM
Sorry, I'm not sure what these are. I don't think they are Broad Leaf Plantain, although I can see why you think they might be.

They look as though they would be difficult to pull up whole as the root looks firmly anchored. As there are so many, I would also think they have self-seeded from somewhere, so look for a mature plant that's recently gone up to seed.That's okay thanks :) someone thinks daisy basal leaves for the smooth one, what do you think about that?

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Omi
08-09-2018, 06:49 PM
That's okay thanks :) someone thinks daisy basal leaves for the smooth one, what do you think about that?

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It's possible, the leaf shape could certainly be that. I thought at first that the leaves were too pale for Daisy, but it could be just the colour rendition of the pic. Where they are growing is certainly common for Daisies. I would have thought you would have seen some evidence of them earlier in the year though.

Shimmer
08-09-2018, 07:23 PM
They are definitely not plantain.

The first one could be a young ragwort. I would dig it out anyway. The clover is OK.
http://www.perfectgroundsolutions.co.uk/weed-identification

Not sure what the bottom one is - possibly daisy, or it could be a self-seeded 'proper' plant from a garden.
https://www.greensleeves-uk.com/blog/49/common-lawn-weeds-and-how-to-tackle-them

Graciee
08-09-2018, 07:32 PM
They are definitely not plantain.

The first one could be a young ragwort. I would dig it out anyway. The clover is OK.
http://www.perfectgroundsolutions.co.uk/weed-identification

Not sure what the bottom one is - possibly daisy, or it could be a self-seeded 'proper' plant from a garden.
https://www.greensleeves-uk.com/blog/49/common-lawn-weeds-and-how-to-tackle-themAh that's helpful thank you :) is ragwort toxic?

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Bunny Buddy
08-09-2018, 07:35 PM
They are definitely not plantain.

The first one could be a young ragwort. I would dig it out anyway. The clover is OK.
http://www.perfectgroundsolutions.co.uk/weed-identification

Not sure what the bottom one is - possibly daisy, or it could be a self-seeded 'proper' plant from a garden.
https://www.greensleeves-uk.com/blog/49/common-lawn-weeds-and-how-to-tackle-them

I think these two as well. I'd be about 80% confident that the first one is ragwort.

Bunny Buddy
08-09-2018, 07:38 PM
Ah that's helpful thank you :) is ragwort toxic?

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Yes. It has very unpleasant irritant qualities so would cause burning/swelling/stinging type effect. It's advisable to wear gloves when picking it and dispose of it so it can't grow/seed etc.

halfpenny
08-09-2018, 08:53 PM
The first one is ragwort, definitely toxic- it causes liver damage- itís questionable as to whether it can cause damage through skin, but best to use gloves when removing it. Itís a biennial, this looks like first year growth, the second year stretches out, grows tall and has yellow, daisy like flowers. It has a bitter taste but some animals develop a liking for it, however when it dries the bitterness is lost and animals are more likely to eat it, this is a big issue with hay. It has a cumulative effect, so the more an animal eats the more damage is caused to the liver ( especially).
The second picture looks like a daisy.

Graciee
09-09-2018, 12:26 PM
The first one is ragwort, definitely toxic- it causes liver damage- itís questionable as to whether it can cause damage through skin, but best to use gloves when removing it. Itís a biennial, this looks like first year growth, the second year stretches out, grows tall and has yellow, daisy like flowers. It has a bitter taste but some animals develop a liking for it, however when it dries the bitterness is lost and animals are more likely to eat it, this is a big issue with hay. It has a cumulative effect, so the more an animal eats the more damage is caused to the liver ( especially).
The second picture looks like a daisy.That's really helpful thanks :)

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