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Image JPEG image Selfheal
Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris) is a creeping perennial that may be found in short turf , woodland clearings or verges. It can grow in lawns that haven't been treated with chemicals. As its name suggests, the plant has many medicinal properties and it is non toxic. It is not palatable to rabbits and is better left alone for the insects to enjoy.
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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 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 Tufted vetch
Tufted vetch (Vicia cracca) is a member of the clover and pea family of plants. It has tendrils that wrap around stems of other plants. The plant can grow up to two feet tall and is found in hedge bottoms and verges. It prefers fertile, moist soil conditions. It is a plant that can be picked for rabbits but only from places where the plant is abundant. The flowers are enjoyed by insects.
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Image JPEG image Vetch
Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium ) is common and eaten by rabbits. There are other varieties of vetch that are common on verges and other foraging sites. They can be picked and rabbits enjoy them when the leaves are young.
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Image JPEG image White clover
White Clover (Trifolium repens) is common in lawns and grassland. Rabbits enjoy eating it.
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Image JPEG image White Clover flower
White Clover (Trifolium repens) is a creeping perennial with white flowers and is abundant throughout Europe in meadows and lawns. It is safe for rabbits and enjoyed by rabbits but is difficult to pick because of the short stems.
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Image JPEG image Wild carrot
Wild carrot (Daucus carota) is a member of the umbelliferae. It is widespread perennial plant of grasslands, particularly those on chalk soils, and coastlines. It appears later in the year tham some other umbelliferae. The stem is furrowed and can be hairy. The plant is edible for both humans and rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Wild carrot roots
The roots of Wild Carrot (Daucus carota) are edible for rabbits. However, the plant is a beneficial weed for insects and should not be uprooted from verges and other wild areas.
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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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