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Image JPEG image Traveller's Joy
Traveller's joy or Old Man's Beard (Clematis vitalba) is a climbing plant that is a member of the buttercup family. It is found entwined around plants in hedgerows. It is listed as poisonous to humans but like many toxic plants, it is also used in herbal medicine. It's effects on rabbits are unknown. It is better left unpicked
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Image JPEG image Woody nightshade (Bittersweet) flower
Close up view of the flower of woody nightshade (Solanum dulcamura)
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Image JPEG image Hemlock stems
Hemlock (Conium maculatum) is known to be poisonous to rabbits and other animals. Rabbits are unlikely to eat it but it is wise not to pick the plant. It can be differentiated from other umbelliferae plants by the red blotches on the smooth, shiny stems. In cross section the stems are circular and hollow.
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Image JPEG image Celery leaved buttercup
Celery leaved buttercup (Ranunculus scleratus) grows in wet and moist places, such as ponds and streambanks. It classed as toxic to humans because it contains an irritant that can cause blisters in humans that touch it. There are no reports of problems with rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Woody nightshade (Bittersweet) leaves
Woody nightshade or Bittersweet leaves of this plant are not easily identifiable but there is usually a flower somewhere on the plant that makes the identity certain. It is a climbing plant that can be found in woodland and hedges. The berries are poisonous. It is unlikely that rabbits will eat the leaves but if they do, they are unlikely to be toxic. It is a plant that is used by herbalists.
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Image JPEG image Sycamore leaves
Sycamores ( Acer pseudoplatanus) are common trees in UK. The leaves are not palatable to rabbits although they may like to eat the dried leaves as they fall in the autumn. The seeds and seedlings are toxic to horses if they eat too many. Sycamore is not a good plant to pick for rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Cherry leaves
Wild cherry (Prunus avium) is a common tree in UK. The leaves contain cyanogenic glycoside. The leaves, twigs and branches should not be offered to rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Oak leaves
Oak leaves contain tannins although the content varies with the season. There are high concentrations in acorns. In moderation, tannins are not poisonous. They are present in tea. Rabbits will not be harmed if they eat some oak leaves, although they are not a good choice to pick when foraging. It is sensible to avoid feeding acorns although wild rabbits seem to enjoy them without coming to any harm.
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Image JPEG image Bryony
Bryony (Bryonia dioica) is a climbing plants that can be found in hedgerows mixed with other plants. It is toxic to humans and can cause skin irritation if juices from the plant come in contact with the skin. It is definitely a plant to avoid picking.
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Image JPEG image Bryony flowers
A close up image of the flowers of bryony (Bryonia dioica).
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