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    06 / 21 / 2014

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    Quebec Girl


This plant just keeps coming. It seems to be a perennial that spends many weeks as a green plant but sends a shoot up and produces a purple flower that hangs towards the ground. We’ve cut it down many times but it just keeps coming back. It only seems to grow where there’s direct sun. We just moved here a year ago and had it both years. Don’t know if its a weed or plant. Grew over 4 ft tall last year and went to seed about Fall time frame.


  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    Comfrey tea, you have probably heard of it. The research that I did on it 10 years ago said to not ingest it as it “might” be linked to liver cancer. (Rapidly multiplying cells. (Scary), but it was ok to use it topically. It contains a substance found in amniotic fluid. It is what makes the fetus’s cells multiply rapidly. The same principle applies to making a wound heal rapidly with comfrey. I have yet to experiment with it. (Cigarettes cause cancer but that does not stop people from using them!)

    July 12th, 2014 at 12:45pm

  • Quebec Girl Green Thumb says:

    Yes… I see now. We built a new fence to keep the dogs in. We saw deer in the yard last year but not since we built the fence. I welcome the deer to eat this all. Hope they come back. Underground runners eh? Sounds like this plant is here to stay. You mentioned medicinal? Thank you for the advice.

    July 11th, 2014 at 10:21am

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    Lucky you. I can grow Comfrey only by putting a fence around it. The deer will eradicate it. They love it. It spreads by underground runners so you will have to plant it inside of a barrier. Don’t forget to use it medicinally! But perhaps… the leaves have a cumumber taste? If so, Borage.

    July 9th, 2014 at 11:53pm

  • Quebec Girl Green Thumb says:

    Thank you Stone. Any ideas on how to rid ourselves of this awful neighbor? I agree from further research of Comfrey…

    July 5th, 2014 at 8:35pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Comfrey or another boraginaceae.

    July 2nd, 2014 at 2:05pm

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