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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely not Comfrey either!
The young leaves are very similar but when Comfrey flowers go over the softish stems collapse outward on the ground and new leaves start growing again from the centre.
The plant in the photo armargos posted has strong, upright, rigid stems ........

Russian Comfrey:
http://www.irishwildflowers.ie/pages/43a.html

Lesser Burdock:
http://www.irishwildflowers.ie/pages/24a.html

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your right, Jenny. i didn't double check the second picture and remained focused on the first. Fatal mistake not taking in all info.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has the nail been hit on the head ?? Rolling Eyes

My mother left a leaf of it up to the Burren Perfumery and they rang her back yesterday and told her that it is Inula Helenium http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora/content/species.asp?654

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/compositae/inula-helenium.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elecampane

Just to satisfy my weary brain would you guys be in agreement Question

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile That sounds right!
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jenny Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Elecampane Reply with quote

Top marks for persistence Armargos. But didja see the Wiki entry for it. It can cure MRSA? Wow! Anyway thanks for a bit of useful fun and congratulations to Burren Perfumery for the result. I always said if you can't sort it in the banner you're wasting your time in the wider world. Give Kilnaboy a hug for me next time you're passing.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Elecampane Reply with quote

walltoall wrote:
Top marks for persistence Armargos. But didja see the Wiki entry for it. It can cure MRSA? Wow! Anyway thanks for a bit of useful fun and congratulations to Burren Perfumery for the result. I always said if you can't sort it in the banner you're wasting your time in the wider world. Give Kilnaboy a hug for me next time you're passing.


Indeed I did see the part about curing MRSA ... as I've never heard mention of any cure for MRSA in the media, and it continues to be so widely spread in the country's hospitals, I would have to assume that the 'research findings' are gathering dust in some government office like so many other documents, etc Confused Confused Confused Rolling Eyes

I only live the opposite side of the mountain from Kilnaboy so no problem sending it your best wishes next time I'm passing through or the wind is blowing that direction Smile Smile Smile


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember hearing something a while ago either on 'Nationwide' or in an Irish newspaper about research into Elecampane as a possible cure for MRSA ..... if I manage to re-find the link I bookmarked at the time I'll post it ......

Here's one:
http://www.irishblogs.ie/search/?s=MRSA+Elecampane

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are three different species of Comfrey, Symphytum. S. pergrinum mauve, S. officionale mauve pink or yellow flowers. S. tuberosum pale yellow flowers. irish name Lus na gnamh briste,(broken bones)
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