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Plant ID help!

Posted by subk3 7a/Mid TN (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 15, 12 at 14:39

I picked up several herbs last spring that I'd never grown--motherwart, camphor, pineapple sage and some others. One that I thought was camphor until I was looking at pictures and realized that camphor is the plant next to my mystery plant. (One day I'll actually keep a garden journal!)

The mystery plant is a medium/dark green with very large elongated leaves. The stems of the leaves all come from a center sort of like a hosta but not so organized or stiff. The leaves are as long as 10" and as wide as 4". It has remained green through our first few freezing nights.

When I bought it I was told it was a medicinal herb that was good under bandages and on wounds. (Not that I experimented or anything!)

Any ideas what this might be?

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RE: Plant ID help!

A picture is worth 1,000 words. Got one to share? It will help ID'ing it immensely.


RE: Plant ID help!

Sounds as if it could be Comfrey, one of its common names being Knitbone. Handle with care and don't take it internally. Camphor comes from a warm climate tree which I don't think you'd be able to grow in your region.

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