Comfrey Confusion - Plant Identification

Comfrey Confusion - Plant Identification

Comfrey Confusion - Plant Identification

It's one of the cornerstone plants in permaculture and forest gardening. Comfrey is a deep rooted leafy perennial that provides a range of benefits and uses.

There are a number of other plants that have a similar appearance and look a bit like comfrey.

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Pentaglottis sempervirens

Pentaglottis sempervirens

Common name   Alkanet, Forget-me-not
Botanical name   Pentaglottis sempervirens
Family   Boraginaceae
Details   Loved by bees, this plant is easy to grow to the point of being a weed.
Easily propagated via seed and roof pieces
Diameter   1.00
Flowers   Blue
Drought tolerance  
Evergreen  
Perennial  
Soil type   Most
Broadleaved dock

Broadleaved dock

Comfrey

Comfrey

Botanical name   Symphytum officinale
Family   Boraginaceae
Details   Fantastic companion plant for forest gardens. Chop and drop through spring and summer to nourish adjacent trees and improve soil quality.
Diameter   1.00
Height (m)   0.5
Perennial  
Shade / Sun   Full sun - part shade

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