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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 Angelica
Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) is a short lived perennial that can be found growing in damp meadows, ditches and wet woodlands. It is a tall robust plant that can grow over one metre in height. The white flowers are tinged with red and the stems are purple. It is not toxic.
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Image JPEG image Angelica flowers
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Image JPEG image Angelica stems
The stems of Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) are smooth, hairless and hollow but , unlike hemlock, they are a deep purple colour.
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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 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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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 Chickweed
Chickweed (Stellaria media) grows in clumps in cool damp soil. It has tiny white flowers. It is a plant that can be picked for rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Coltsfoot
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) is a plant that may be seen on verges or hard bare ground. The yellow flowers appear before the leaves and resemble dandelions although the seedhead is smaller. The leaves are large and angular and have the shape of a colt's (or foal's) footprint. The plant is used by herbalists. Can be picked for rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Cow Parsley flowers
These are the flowers of Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris).
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