Plant ID forum: Please remind me.

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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
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Joy
Apr 5, 2012 2:19 AM CST
Here's an easy one (I think). I used to know what it is, but my memory isn't helping me at the moment Crying




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Joy
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 5, 2012 6:07 AM CST
It's difficult to see the colour and exact form of the flowers, a good close up of flowers and leaves might help. The form reminds me of Mertensia but that's a stab in the dark, most of those are blue I think.

http://www.dancingoaks.com/home/dok/page_674/mertensia_cilia...
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 5, 2012 8:54 AM CST
Maybe a Symphytum? I was thinking of Symphytum grandiflorum..
http://www.google.be/search?q=symphytum+grandiflorum&hl=en&p...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 5, 2012 9:34 AM CST
It looks like "Comfrey" - S. grandiflorum to me also. Joy has a photo in the database showing a closer view of the leaves and blooms:

Dwarf Comfrey (Symphytum grandiflorum)
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 5, 2012 11:15 AM CST
The flowers do look like Symphytum, I'm not sure about the leaves. The one which has invaded my garden has large leaves but there must be others.

http://www.hort.net/gallery/view/bor/symgr00
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Apr 5, 2012 12:58 PM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]It looks like "Comfrey" - S. grandiflorum to me also. Joy has a photo in the database showing a closer view of the leaves and blooms:

Dwarf Comfrey (Symphytum grandiflorum)

There it is! Hurray! I told you I used to know it. Hilarious! Thank you! It's terrible what getting old does to the ole brain.

Mine does have smaller leaves then the photo in your link Janet, I'm wondering if mine is actually another cultiver?
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 5, 2012 1:37 PM CST
The popular name of Symphytum grandiflorum seems to be Dwarf Comfrey.. maybe this photo will convince you Joy?
http://www.botanikfoto.com/en/details/dwarf-comfrey-symphytu...
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
Garden Photography Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Daylilies Lilies
Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
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Joy
Apr 5, 2012 3:13 PM CST
I'm convinced now! Thank you Myriam. Smiling
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