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    the thing is looks closest to in my collins wild flower book is (poisonous) Swallow wort

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    the thing is looks closest to in my collins wild flower book is (poisonous) Swallow wort
    I had to look Swallow Wort up as I'd never heard of it I found it in my Collins too. It doesn't appear at all in my other flower book though. It does look similar I agree. The leaves on your specimen look thinner and more elongated from what I can see though. Also Collins says flowering June-September. Is yours hairy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    I had to look Swallow Wort up as I'd never heard of it I found it in my Collins too. It doesn't appear at all in my other flower book though. It does look similar I agree. The leaves on your specimen look thinner and more elongated from what I can see though. Also Collins says flowering June-September. Is yours hairy?



    I don't know - binned it when read it was toxic

    BTW the downstairs fussy buns don't like red campion

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    When I dog walk I usually collect fresh grass, dandelion, plantain, bramberry and raspberry leaves, and Hazel leaves, also I believe rosebay willow herb can be eaten by bunnies..anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floppylop View Post
    When I dog walk I usually collect fresh grass, dandelion, plantain, bramberry and raspberry leaves, and Hazel leaves, also I believe rosebay willow herb can be eaten by bunnies..anybody?
    Hello, welcome to the forum and also to the foraging thread

    Yes, rabbits can eat and usually like any of the Willowherbs.

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    I just planted some Hawthorn and Hazel saplings in the garden for future food supplies. Bought them from the Woodland Trust. Not too expensive (and a good cause) but then walked past some Hazel yesterday in the countryside I could've dug up for free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLO View Post
    I just planted some Hawthorn and Hazel saplings in the garden for future food supplies. Bought them from the Woodland Trust. Not too expensive (and a good cause) but then walked past some Hazel yesterday in the countryside I could've dug up for free!
    ahh well, as you say its supporting a good cause. Technically I think you're allowed to gather leaves & plants (forage) but not uproot them anyway

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