Comfrey

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Botanical name: Symphytum uplandica

Common names: comfrey

Characteristics

  • Herbaceous perennial plant, very invasive with large leaves and clusters of droopy
    tubular blue/purple flowers (May-July).
  • Roots can go down 3 metres into the soil and help raise moisture and valuable
    minerals into the soil .
  • Good for composting: leaves make an excellent potash fertilizer for tomatoes and
    potatoes.
  • Great plant for wildlife. Bees love the flowers.

Dying Properties

  • Colour: Green
  • Parts used/Foraging Season: plant tops

Location

Poet’s path, Museum end: Next to path under the bridge