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Ornamental plant with large fuzzy leaves and small, bell shaped, pink or blue flowers.


Full sun or partial shade, in moist soil.


In the past, Comfrey was used to speed the mending of broken bones, earning it names knitbone and boneset. It was used as a culinary herb, but is now considered a carcinogen and is not recommended. It can be used externally as a poultice for cuts, wounds, and sprains. The leaves make an excellent liquid fertilizer (allow leaves to decompose in a container of water). They are also a good addition to the compost pile.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 9, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012

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