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Symphytum officinale
Comfrey
Family:
Boraginaceae


picture: mid-August 2004

Origin:
Europe and temperate Asia

Type:

perennial

Flowering/Fruiting:

Uses/Part used:
leaves, root

Catchtail Comments:
We like planting horseradish and comfrey at the base of our young trees; theyare bio-accumulators and use their long taproots to draw nutrients from the lower soil. We cut the leaves and place them at the base of the tree to compost, making the accumulated nutrients available to the tree.

Links:
http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/c/comfre92.html
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/COMFREY.html

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