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Image Goose grass
Goose grass (Gallium aparine) is also know as 'cleavers' or 'stickyweed' is common in hedgerows. It's long stems often grows over nettles. Although rabbits may enjoy eating the plant, it is not easy to handle. There is a risk of being stung by nettles and covering your clothes in sticky seeds. There are easier plants to pick. The easiest time to pick it is in early spring as it starts to grow.
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Image JPEG image Mallow leaves.
Mallow is a common plant, especially in southern England in verges, allotments and waste ground. There are several species. The leaves that are illustrated are Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris). It is a palatable, safe plant for rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Knapweed
Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) is a thistle-like plant (without thorns) that can be found on all kinds of grasslands from roadside verges to woodland rides, cliff tops to lawns. It is in bloom from June to September. It can be fed to 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 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 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 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 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 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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