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Fias Co Farm's list. There are more edible/inedible things but this is already an extensive list so I won't add.

EDIBLE
Please note, too much of anything can be bad, so ALL plants, even if in this Edible listing, should be fed only in moderation.Acorns (in moderation)
  • Agapanthas
  • Althea
  • Angel Wing Bigoneas
  • Apple
  • Arborvita
  • Avocado*- Mexican Avocado leaves/trees such Pinkerton might not be (*note-South American Avocado leaves ARE poisonous)
  • Bamboo
  • Banana, entire plant, fruit & peel
  • Barkcloth fig (ficus natalensis)
  • Bay Tree Leaves green and dried
  • Bean (all parts)
  • Beets, leaves and root
  • Blackberry bushes (all parts)
  • Black Locus (we had quite a few of these until our goats ate them all)
  • Bramble
  • Broccoli (all parts)
  • Buckbrush (aka coralberry or indian currant)
  • Cabbage
  • Camellias
  • Cantaloupe: fruit, seeds and peel
  • Collard Greens
  • Carrots
  • Catnip
  • Cedar Needles (leaves) & Bark
  • Celery
  • Citrus
  • Clover
  • Comfrey
  • Corn husks & silk
  • Cottonwood
  • Coyote Bush (Baccharis)
  • Dandelion
  • Douglas Fir
  • Dogwood
  • Elm
  • English Ivy (we feed lvy trimming all the time; they love it)
  • Fava Bean pods
  • Fern
  • Fescue grass
  • Ficus
  • Garlic
  • Ginger Root
  • Grape, entire plants
  • Grape Vine
  • Grapefruit, fruit & peel
  • Greenbrier
  • Hay Plant
  • Heavenly Bamboo
  • Hemlock Trees (which are not the same as the poisonous hemlock, an herbaceous species of plant which is in the carrot family that bears the scientific name "Conium maculatum")
  • Hibiscus
  • Honeysuckle, entire plant (goats love honeysuckle)
  • Hyssop
  • Ivy
  • Jackfruit leaves
  • Jade
  • Jambolan leaves
  • Japanese Elm
  • Japanese Knotweed aka: polygonum cuspidatum aka: fallopia japonica.
  • Japanese Magnolias (blooms/leaves)
  • Johoba
  • Kudzu
  • Lantana - appears on both lists
  • Lilac bark /branches
  • Lupine - appears on both lists: Seeds are the part of the plant that are the greatest problem.
  • Magnolia Leaves green and dried
  • Mango leaves
  • Manzanita (Arctostaphylos)
  • Maple Trees, leaves & bark - (goats will readily strip the bark and kill the tree)
    NOT Red Maples (Red Maples can be toxic)
  • Marijuana-in moderation
  • Mesquite
  • Mint
  • Mock Orange
  • Monkeyflower (Mimulus)
  • Mountain Ash (excellent goat forage tree)
  • Morning Glory
  • Moss
  • Mulberry (entire plant)
  • Mullein
  • Mustard
  • Nettles
  • Nightshade - appears on both lists:- I have received a post saying "my goats eat nightshade all the time". We also have a lot of Nightshade on own property and none of our goats have died from it.
  • Lemon Grass
  • Oak Tree Leaves
  • Okara- pulp left over after making Soymilk
  • Onion
  • Orange, fruit & peel
  • Paloverde - needles & seed pods
  • Patterson's Curse
  • Pea Pods
  • Peanuts, including the shells
  • Pear
  • Pencil cactus
  • Peppers
  • Pepper plants
  • Photinia
  • Pine Trees (we had hundreds of small trees until our goats ate them all)
  • Plum, all
  • PrivetPumpkin
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Sumac, the vine
  • Pomegranates
  • Poplar Trees
  • Potatoes
  • Raisins
  • Raspberry, entire plant (goats loves raspberry)
  • Red-tips
  • Rose, all, entire plant (goats loves roses)
  • Rhubarb Leaves
  • Salvation Jane
  • Sassafras
  • Silver Berry
  • Southern Bayberry (myrica cerifera)
  • Spruce trees
  • Sumac, the tree
  • Sunflowers
  • St. John's Wort (can cause sun sensitivity in light skinned goats)
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet Gum Trees
  • Sweet potato leaves
  • Tomatoes (cherry tomatoes make wonderful treats)
  • Tomato plants- in moderation (mine eat them with no problems)
  • Tree of Heaven
  • Turnips
  • Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow Locus
  • Yucca
  • Vetch
  • Virginia Creeper
  • Wandering Jew
  • Watermelon
  • Wax Myrtle (myrica cerifera)
  • Weeping Willow
  • Wild Rose, entire plant (goats loves roses)
  • Wild Tobacco

POISONOUS
  • African Rue
  • Andromeda (related to foxglove)
  • Avocado- South American Avocado leaves/tree such as Haas or crosses with Haas
  • Avocado- Fuarte (definitely)
  • Azalea
  • Brouwer's Beauty Andromeda
  • Boxwood
  • Burning Bush berries
  • Calotropis
  • Cassava (manioc)
  • China Berry Trees, all parts
  • Choke Cherries, wilting especially
  • Choke Cherry Leaves in abundance
  • Datura
  • Dog Hobble
  • Dumb Cane (diffenbachia) (Houseplant)
  • Euonymus Bush berries
  • False Tansy
  • "Fiddleneck"- know by this common name in CA. It is a fuzzy looking, 12" to 15" plant, with small yellow blossoms, shaped on a stem shaped like the neck of a fiddle.
  • Flixweed
  • Fusha
  • Holly Trees/Bushes
  • Ilysanthes floribunda
  • Japanese pieris (extremely toxic)
  • Japanese Yew
  • Lantana - appears on both lists
  • Larkspur- a ferny, flowering plant in shades of blue, pink and white.
  • Lasiandra
  • Lilacs
  • Lily of the Valley (Pieris Japonica)
  • Lupine - appears on both lists: Seeds are the part of the plant that are the greatest problem.
  • Madreselva (Spain) patologia renal
  • Maya-Maya
  • Monkhood
  • Milkweed
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Nightshade- appears on both lists: Whether this is really poisonous is questionable because I have received a post saying "my goats eat nightshade all the time". We also have a lot of Nightshade on own property and none of our goats have died from it. I tend to think it is ok in moderation.
  • Oleander
  • Pieris Japonica (extreamly toxic)
  • Red Maples
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Tu Tu (the Maori name for Coriaria arborea)
  • Wild Cherry, -wilted- leaves (fresh and fully dried are not poisonous)
  • Yew
 

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Thank you so much!!! That's a awesome list!! I'll be printing it and hanging it in the barn. With out my kiddos seeing me. They are so nosey and no exactly when I put something new out there lol
 

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I do have a question after reading the list. I have hemlock tres in the field they are just ordinary hemlock trees. It doesn't really say if they are safe to eat. I live in upstate New York so it's just a plain old hemlock tree. Is there a difference?
 
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