Plants and flowers that can be included in your tortoise diet. Please take note of the scientific name and which part of the plant is edible, if it states Edible Flower then only the flower may be given. I omitted plants where sub species are not edible and can cause confusion.

These plants are only meant as an addition to the diet and should not be used as a staple unless otherwise stated.


Name:  Agave-Americana.jpg
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Size:  2.2 KB Agave
Agave spp.
Edible Leaves


Name:  angelica.jpg
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Size:  2.2 KB Angelica, Archangelica Edible Plant
Name:  Agastache foeniculum.jpg
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Size:  2.2 KB Anise Hyssop,
Agastache Foeniculum, Agastache anisata
Edible Plant
Name:  bea balm.jpg
Views: 2656
Size:  2.2 KB Bea Balm,
Bergamot,
Monarda didyma
Edible Plant
Name:  BEGONIAS tuberous.JPG
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Size:  3.2 KB Begonias -Tuberous,
Begonia X Tuberosa

Edible Plant


Name:  wax begonias.jpg
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Size:  3.4 KB Begonias - Wax,
Begonia Cucullata
Edible Plant


Name:  biennial clary.jpg
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Size:  4.1 KB Biennial Clary,
Salvia sclarea
Edible Flowers


Name:  borago.jpg
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Size:  3.9 KB Borage,
Borago officinalis
Edible leaves and blossoms
Name:  sanguisorba_minor.jpg
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Size:  4.3 KB Burnet,
Salald Burnet,
Garden Burnet,
Sanquisorba minor
Edible leaves



Name:  calendula.jpg
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Size:  12.9 KB Calendula,
Calendula Officinalis
(Marigold)
Edible Flower petals
Name:  campanula versicolor.jpg
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Size:  3.7 KB Campanula versicolor Edible Plant



Name:  carnation.jpg
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Size:  1.6 KB Carnation,
Dianthus caryophyllus,
Dianthus
Edible Flowers


Name:  chamomile.jpg
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Size:  3.7 KB Chamomile,
Chamaemelum noblis
Edible Plant
Eat in moderation
Name:  chervil.jpg
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Size:  3.5 KB Chervil,
Anthriscus cerefolium
Edible Plant
Name:  chickweed.jpg
Views: 2449
Size:  3.4 KB Chickweed,
Stellaria media
Edible Plant
High in Vitamins and minerals.
C:P 2.7:1
Name:  chinese mallow.jpg
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Size:  3.2 KB Chinese Mallow,
Malva verticillata


Edible Leaves



Name:  Chrysanthemum Coronarium.jpg
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Size:  12.0 KB Chop-Suey Greens
Chrysanthemum coronarium
Edible Plant


Name:  coronarium.jpg
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Size:  3.3 KB Chrysanthemum,
Chrysanthemum Coronarium
Edible Flower petals
Only the Coronarium
Name:  clover.jpg
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Size:  2.9 KB Clover,
Trifolium species
Edible Plant



Name:  common knotgrass.jpg
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Size:  3.4 KB Common knotgrass,
Polygonum aviculare
Edible Plant


Name:  cornflower 2.jpg
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Size:  3.9 KB Cornflower,
Centaurea Cynaus,
Bachelor's Buttons

Edible Flower
Name:  dahlia.jpg
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Size:  20.4 KB Dahlia,
Dahlia spec,
Dahlia pinnata
Edible Flower
Name:  dame's rocket.jpg
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Size:  3.6 KB Dame's Rocket,
Hesperis matronalis
Edible Plant


Name:  dianthus.jpg
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Size:  18.8 KB Dianthus
Dianthus spp
Chinese pink / Pink
Edible Flowers


Name:  dill.jpg
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Size:  2.1 KB Dill,
Anthum graveolens
Edible Plant



Name:  elderberry.jpg
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Size:  3.8 KB Elderberry,
Sambucus canadensis
Edible Flowers and berries


Name:  English daisy.jpg
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Size:  3.5 KB English Daisy,
Bellis Perennis
Edible Flowers



Name:  evening primrose.jpg
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Size:  2.6 KB Evening Primrose,
Ozark Sundrops
Edible Flowers
Oenothera macrocarpa, Oenothera odorata,
Oenothera versicolor, Oenothera speciosa,
Oenothera missouriensis
Name:  french scorzonera.jpg
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Size:  3.9 KB French Scorzonera,
Reichardia picroides
Edible Leaves
Name:  Fuchsia.jpg
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Size:  3.0 KB Fuchsia,
Fuchsia X hybrida
Edible Flowers and Berries


Name:  gazanias.jpg
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Size:  4.6 KB Gazania,
Gazania spp



Edible Flowers
Leaves are safe if eaten
Name:  garden sorrel.jpg
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Size:  2.8 KB Garden Sorrel,
Rumex acetosa
Edible plant


Name:  gardenia jasminoides.jpg
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Size:  3.6 KB Gardenia augusta,
Gardenia jasminoides,
Common Gardenia,
Cape Jasmine,
Cape Jessamine
Edible Flowers




Name:  geranium.jpg
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Size:  19.5 KB Geranium,
Pelargonium species
Edible plant
Citronelle variety - not edible
Name:  gladiolus.jpg
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Size:  4.1 KB Gladiolus,
Gladiolus spp
Edible Flower Petals



Name:  goutweed.jpg
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Size:  3.2 KB Goutweed,
Ground Elder,
Aegopodium podagraria
Edible plant
Rich in calcium
Name:  grape vitis vinifera.jpg
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Size:  3.4 KB Grape,
Vitis vinifera
Edible leaves and fruit
Name:  hawkbit.jpg
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Size:  3.0 KB Hawkbit,
Leontodon hispidus
Edible plant
Name:  hibiscus leaves.jpg
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Size:  2.5 KB Hibiscus spp. leaves,
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Staple
Contains Iron, Essential B Vitamins,
High in Vitamin A, C and E.
Name:  hibiscus flower.jpg
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Size:  17.5 KB Hibiscus spp. Flower,
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Staple
Name:  honeysuckle.jpg
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Size:  2.7 KB Hollyhocks,
Alcea rosea
Edible Flowers
Name:  hollyhock.jpg
Views: 2376
Size:  3.1 KB Honeysuckle,
Lonicera japonica
Edible Flowers
Berries are highly poisonous
Name:  impatients.jpg
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Size:  3.1 KB Impatiens,
Impatiens wallerana,
Busy Lizzie
Edible Flowers
Name:  Johnny Jump Up.jpg
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Size:  3.9 KB Johnny Jump Up,
Viola tricolor
Edible Flower
Name:  lamium album.jpg
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Size:  2.4 KB Lamium Alum,
White dead-nettle
Edible Plant
Name:  lavender.jpg
Views: 2337
Size:  3.5 KB Lavender,
Lavandula angustifolia
Edible Plant



Name:  lemon balm.jpg
Views: 2344
Size:  2.7 KB Lemon Balm,
Melissa officinalis
Edible Plant


Name:  lilac.jpg
Views: 2349
Size:  3.1 KB Lilac,
Syringa vulgaris
Edible Flower



Name:  linden.jpg
Views: 2328
Size:  2.8 KB Linden Tree,
Basswood,
Tilia americana,
Tilia caroliniana,
Tilia heterophylla
Edible Plant
Name:  Lemon aloysia.jpg
Views: 2357
Size:  3.1 KB Lemon Verbena,
Aloysia triphylla
Edible Leaves
Name:  maca.jpg
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Size:  3.6 KB Maca,
Lepidium meyenii
Edible Plant
Roots are very nutritious
Name:  malva.jpg
Views: 2339
Size:  3.2 KB Malva alcea,
Musk Mallow,
Malva moschata
Edible Plant


Name:  flowering maple.jpg
Views: 2357
Size:  2.2 KB Maple, Flowering Maple,
Abutilon hybridum
Edible Plant



Name:  marigold.jpg
Views: 2336
Size:  3.3 KB Marigold,
Tagetes tenuifolia
aka T. signata
Edible Flower
Name:  marjoram.jpg
Views: 2344
Size:  2.8 KB Marjoram,
Origanum,
Majorana
Edible Plant



Name:  althaea marshmallows.jpg
Views: 2344
Size:  3.0 KB Marsh Mallow,
Common Marshmallow,
Althaea officinalis
Edible Plant




Name:  Filipendula-ulmaria.JPG
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Size:  3.0 KB Meadowsweet,
Filipendula ulmaria
Edible Plant


Name:  mulberry leaves.jpg
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Size:  2.5 KB Mulberry,
Morus
Edible Plant
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Name:  nasturtium (2).jpg
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Size:  18.6 KB Nasturtium,
Tropaeolum minus
Staple - The whole plant
Name:  okra.jpg
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Size:  1.6 KB Okra,
Abelmoschus esculentus
Edible Plant
The leaves, flowers, root and fruit are edible.

Name:  ornamental kale.jpg
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Size:  3.7 KB Ornamental Kale
Brassica oleracea,
Acephala Group
Edible Plant


Name:  pansy.jpg
Views: 2338
Size:  2.8 KB Pansy,
Viola X wittrockiana
Edible Plant


Name:  peony paeonia.jpg
Views: 2340
Size:  3.1 KB Peony,
Paeonia lactiflora
Edible Flowers


Name:  petunias.jpg
Views: 2329
Size:  13.8 KB Petunias Edible Flowers
Name:  phlox.jpg
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Size:  3.0 KB Perennial Phlox,
Phlox paniculata
Edible Flowers
Only the perennial is edible - tall grower.
Not the creeper/annual
Name:  pineapple guava.jpg
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Size:  2.8 KB Pineapple Guave,
Feijoa sellowians
Edible Flowers


Name:  Plantain1.jpg
Views: 2256
Size:  4.1 KB Plantain, Plantago,
Buck's-Horn Plantain,
Plantago coronopus
Edible Plant
Name:  primula vulgarus.jpg
Views: 2326
Size:  11.1 KB Primrose,
Primula vulgaris
Edible plant


Name:  raspberry leaves.jpg
Views: 2325
Size:  2.6 KB Raspberry Leaves,
Rubus idaeus
Edible Plant
Name:  redbud.jpg
Views: 2309
Size:  3.6 KB Redbud
Cercis canadensis
Edible Flower


Name:  Rose.jpg
Views: 2319
Size:  18.3 KB Rose Petals,
Rosa rugosa
R. gallica officinalis
Edible Flower
Name:  carthamus tinctorius.jpg
Views: 2324
Size:  3.6 KB Safflower, Koosumbha, Hoang-tchi,
American safflower, Saffron,
Edible Plant
Carthamus tinctorius
Name:  sainfoin.jpg
Views: 2296
Size:  3.5 KB Sainfoin
Onobrychis viciifolia
Edible Leaves
Name:  salsify.jpg
Views: 2305
Size:  3.3 KB Salsify,
Tragopogon porrifolius
Edible Plant
The roots can be grated
Name:  savory.jpg
Views: 2316
Size:  2.8 KB Savory,
Satureja hortensis
Edible Leaves and Flowers


Name:  shepherd's purse.jpg
Views: 2319
Size:  3.8 KB Shepherd's purse,
Capsella
Edible Plant
Name:  Sinapis.jpg
Views: 2309
Size:  2.3 KB Sinapis alba
White Mustard
Edible Plant
Rich in Calcium
Name:  strawberry leaves.jpg
Views: 2310
Size:  3.4 KB Strawberry,
Fragaria x ananassa
Edible plant
Name:  sunflower.jpg
Views: 2290
Size:  3.4 KB Sunflower,
Helianthus annuus
Edible Flower


Name:  squash blossoms.jpg
Views: 2293
Size:  2.9 KB Squash,
Pumpkin Blossoms,
Curcubita pepo,
Courgette
Edible Plant


Name:  MyrrhisOdorata.jpg
Views: 2281
Size:  3.8 KB Sweet Cicely
Myrrhis odorata
Edible plant


Name:  mexican terragon sweet mace.jpg
Views: 2296
Size:  3.4 KB Sweet Mace,
Mexican Tarragon,
Winter Tarragon,
Cloud Plant
Edible plant
Name:  violets.jpg
Views: 2280
Size:  2.9 KB Violets,
Viola species
Edible Leaves and Flower


Name:  winter cress.jpg
Views: 2290
Size:  3.7 KB Winter Cress,
Barbarea Vulgaris
Edible Plant
Yellow Rocketcress, Herb Barbara,
Winter Rocket
Name:  satureja montana.jpg
Views: 2265
Size:  3.6 KB Winter Savory
Satureja montana
Edible Plant


Name:  yucca.jpg
Views: 2268
Size:  3.5 KB Yucca spp.


Edible Flower