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Image JPEG image Deadnettle- red
Red deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) is a common wild plant that can be picked for rabbits. There are also many garden varieties. It flowers early. This photograph was taken at the end of March. The plant is growing among goosegrass seedlings.
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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 Cow parsley stems
The stems of cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) are different from poison hemlock (Conium maculatum). They are ridged and slightly hairy with no blotches. In cross section, the stems have a longitudinal ridge in them (like celery).
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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 Silverweed
Silverweed (Argentia anserina) is a low growing perennial plant that grows in places that are good for foraging like verges and waste ground. It likes sandy soil. Yellow flowers appear between June and August among the leaves which remain all year-round. It is not poisonous for rabbits but is not particularly palatable. It is a plant that might be picked with others but is not worth looking for.
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Image Yarrow
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a common aromatic perennial plant found commonly throughout the British Isles. It is found on grassland and wasteland from sea level to the hills (up to 1200m). Different colours are grown as garden plants. It is safe and palatble for rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Crab apple
There are wild and garden varieties of Crab apple (Malus sylvestris). The wild varieties host a variety of wildlife and should not be damaged. All parts of the tree will be enjoyed by rabbits but it is the fruit and the leaves that are most useful. The leaves can be harvested in the autumn when they are about to fall and fed fresh or dried for later in the winter.
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Image Troff document Forget-me-not
Forget-me-nots (Myosotis spp.) are perennial plants that spread easily. They self seed and thrive in shady spots but can adapt to full sun. The plants are non-toxic but rabbits seem to leave them alone
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Image JPEG image Wild carrot seedheads
The seed heads of wild carrot are distinctive. The plant is also known as Queen Anne’s Lace or Birds Nest Weed because of their appearance.
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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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