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Comfrey

Symphytum

Description:

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

Habitat:

Full sun or partial shade, in moist soil.

Notes:

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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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Denton, Texas, USA

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

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