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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:04 pm    Post subject: Wondering if this is Comfrey? Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I've attached a picture. Wondering if this comfrey by any chance?

Many thanks,
Pat



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Pat.....not right for Comfrey...Symphytum.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=comfrey&rlz=1C1GNAM_en-GBGB687GB687&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVls6uppTZAhWJC8AKHYbgASAQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=759


I believe it is Stachys sp.
Probably Stachys arvensis...common name field woundwort

https://www.google.co.uk/search?client=firefox-b&dcr=1&biw=1536&bih=727&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=vTJ7WurTOcmNgAa3pLyoAQ&q=Stachys+arvensis&oq=Stachys+arvensis&gs_l=psy-ab.12...0.0.0.41300.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c..64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.17Uhc7bZ2gQ

http://flora-on.pt/#1Stachys+arvensis
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely not comfrey. Not sure about the field woundwort. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsh woundwort?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I confess I did answer in a rush and been too busy to do full research.
However I did eliminate Stachys palustris..marsh woundwort as leaves are narrow/pointed. see...

http://www.aphotoflora.com/images/lamiaceae/stachys_palustris_marsh_woundwort_leaf_26-08-08.jpg

When I have a free hour or so I will look again.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darn!!!! I suspect it is member of Lamiaceae or Labiatae family
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tubular flowers, square stems? Sounds about right.
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