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What do you think?

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It looks a bit like comfrey to me. Compare: http://www.countrycrone.com/Herbalism/ComfreyHerb.html
 
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I agree, looks like a young comfrey plant.
 
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i really wanted it to be comfrey, but i am not so sure now that it is flowering.

the flowers remind me alot of forget-me-nots......any ideas? thanks
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The picture of the plant flowering looks like Symphytum officinalis or True Comfrey, the actual one that is a medicinal herb. Most people don't know it but the comfrey usually purchased is a hybrid not the true plant spoken of in medicinal tomes.
 
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based on the color of the flowers, what you may have is actually borage.
 
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Agreed that it appears to be Borage more than comfrey. I grow comfrey official and the colors of the flower is more purple than what I see there.
 
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Oh and the whole plant but especially the leaves of comfrey usually grow up to be a lot bigger than what I see in the picture.
 
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Could be some sort of forgetme not ,an arvensis - Bugloss maybe or field forgetme not , Myosotis arvensis .

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I'm putting in another vote for the forget me not. The flowers are the wrong shape for both comfrey and borage. Comfrey is tubular and drooping and borage always reminds me of a blue tomato flower. Bugloss tends to have more heart shaped leaves than in the picture.

Cynoglossum amabile has a picture on wikipedia that looks an awful lot like your plant.
 
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David Livingston wrote:Could be some sort of forgetme not ,an arvensis - Bugloss maybe or field forgetme not , Myosotis arvensis .

David


Judging by the shape of the leaves in the pic, it just has to many fractal veins that divide the leaf, whereas the forget me not leaves are a little more linear, singular splitting down the middle of the leaf.
 
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Jessica Padgham wrote:I'm putting in another vote for the forget me not. The flowers are the wrong shape for both comfrey and borage. Comfrey is tubular and drooping and borage always reminds me of a blue tomato flower. Bugloss tends to have more heart shaped leaves than in the picture.

Cynoglossum amabile has a picture on wikipedia that looks an awful lot like your plant.


perhaps its part of the Boraginaceae family, and every plant in that family dose not always have the same shaped flowers.
check out wikipedia for comparisons.
 
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