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Image JPEG image Alexanders
Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) or Horse parsley can be found around the coast. It is not a widespread plant and should on be picked in moderation. It is non toxic and edible for humans and should be safe for rabbits although I have no experience of it.
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Image JPEG image Yellow trefoil
Yellow trefoil (Medicago lupulina) is commonly found on wasteland and in dry places. It is not a plant that is worth searching for when forgaing but it is safe for rabbits if it is picked.
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Image JPEG image Sweet chestnut leaves
Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) leaves are not toxic but are not favourites for rabbits either.
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Image JPEG image Chickweed
Chickweed (Stellaria media) is a hardy, low growing plant that grows in cool damp places. It is one of the earliest plants to appear in the spring and is a good plant to pick for rabbits in moderation. is a favourite plant with herbalists. It is a favourite plant with herbalists. The plant is a favourite with herbalists although it contains saponins that, theoretically could cause problems if a rabbit ate a very large amount.
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Image JPEG image Deadnettle and stinging nettle leaves
Deadnettle (Lamium spp) is similar in height and appearance to stinging nettles. It is advantagous to recognise the difference in the leaves, especially if you are not wearing gloves and you are foraging before the flowers appear. Deadnettles have smoother leaves and a green stem (white arrow). Stinging nettles leaves (red arrow) have a slightly furry appearance due to the stings. Deadnettles can be picked for rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Birch leaves
Several types of birch tree (Betula spp.) are found in UK. These leaves are of from a Downy birch tree (Betula pubescens). The leaves and non toxic but not a favourite with rabbits. The branches and twigs may be offered for them to gnaw on.
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Image JPEG image Nipplewort
Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) is a common garden weed and grows on wasteland. It can be picked for rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Germander speedwell
Germander speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) is a low growing plant that is commonly found in gardens and grassland. It is not harmful for rabbits although it is not particularly palatable either. It is not worth searching for.
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Image JPEG image Deadnettle flowers
The flowers of deadnettle may be white (Lamium album) as in this picture or red (Lamium purpureum). It is not poisonous for rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Blackthorn
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) is a commin hedgerow plant. It produces purple berries (sloes). The stems have vicious spines. The leaves are suitable for feeding rabbits although it varies in palatibility. Suitable for drying for winter.
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