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Comfrey

Observed: 13th May 2008 By: KelsaeJohnKelsaeJohn’s reputation in PlantsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in PlantsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in PlantsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in Plants
Comfrey
Description:

On the edge of a path between a field and a river

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Comfrey sp. (Symphytum) interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

not sure

I am not sure it may be Russian Comfrey but cannot get a clear enough view from photo but definitely Comfrey

Fenwickfield

KelsaeJohn's picture

Russian?

I wish you hadn't said that Sheila! I had the very same thought when I was putting it up because I was reminded of Russian Comfrey because, a few years ago, I grew it in my garden. (the leaves make a great liquid fertiliser and are brilliant on the compost heap. Problem is, I don't think I can tell the difference very easily. I get the feeling everyone else is unsure as well since there are no agreements yet.
I suspect it is as you say i.e. Symphytum asperum x officinale (S. x uplandicum)

Fenwickfield's picture

What about

It may be worth putting just Comfrey not sure which,then at least it will go into the right section,at least we can agree then. It is a rather hard one to id without close inspection.

Fenwickfield

KelsaeJohn's picture

Comfrey

Good idea. Will do.
Regards

John