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04/05/2014 at 17:32

 Hi. Hope somebody can help identify this plant. It came up last year, no flowers, leaves as much 12 inches in lenght and the spread was approx two and a half foot. Height about eighteen to twentyfour inches.

04/05/2014 at 17:46

Bet it has flowers like this very soon -


04/05/2014 at 18:12

Thank you Dovefromabove, will not dig it up then and wait for the flowers.

04/05/2014 at 18:27

If it's not a foxglove it could be comfrey, they look very similar. Time will tell!

04/05/2014 at 18:57

My foxglove leaves are a bit furrier, I'd go for comfrey, but hard to tell at this stage.

04/05/2014 at 21:11

Could we have a picture of the whole plant? It sometimes helps to see the habit.

04/05/2014 at 21:56

OK will do it tomorrow. Thanks


05/05/2014 at 00:00

If it has a long tap root, it's comfrey - if so, cut off all the leaves, pop in a plastic bucket cutting the lid off so it sits inside, stick a brick on top, leave for 3 weeks , and hey presto, liquid manure. Stinks a bit but dilute 1:10 with water and use it for rasps, apples, and other fruit .

05/05/2014 at 00:02

If it's foxglove, enjoy the flowers but don't cut the leaves off.

05/05/2014 at 11:25

 Hi Landgirl100.  Hope this helps thanks for your interest.

05/05/2014 at 11:30

Thanks, looks a nice little border. Foxglove is still the best bet, let's hope it puts up a flower spike soon!

05/05/2014 at 11:38

Let us know when it does 


05/05/2014 at 16:43

HI All.


Thanks everybody for all the info, will let you know and post photo of any flowers.



05/05/2014 at 23:45

Hi. Had a close look at this and have been digging up comfrey all day.My Illustrated Book Of Herbs by sarah bunney has loads of accurate drawings and descriptions  - comfrey seems the best bet - their are white,cream,purple or pink flowers that pop up on long stems - bees love them much like borage. The leaves have many medicinal healing properties and are anti inflammatory but I wouldn't try crushing them to find out incase it's foxglove - all parts of this plant are dangerous and should not be touched. 

06/05/2014 at 08:03

I'll go with foxglove.


06/05/2014 at 08:15

Be funny if it's neither and turns out to be a cornflower or something else!

06/05/2014 at 09:27

it's definitely NOT a foxglove.

06/05/2014 at 09:47

It looks remarkably like this one

 and yes, I've spotted that buttercup 


06/05/2014 at 11:41

I looked at foxgloves this morning, very similar, especially the curled round leaves so you can see the backsides.

Also looked at comphrey, the big one, Symphytum officinale doesn't look like that. The other comphreys look even less like that.

But give it another week or so and you'll know for sure

06/05/2014 at 16:46

Can some one please tell me what this my son planted the seed at school butteacher didn't


  write name on the pot when I ask her she said there were many seeds planted that day.


would like to know what it is so I can care for it probably asit seams to be growing strong 

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