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columbiariver

Oregon Z-5/6. Plant for our mother earth https://www.gardenclub.org/ for fun #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives #columbiangardenclub-president

Symphytum officinale

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columbiariver

My friend gave me a comfrey root 10 days ago. I'd say it wants to live! I'm growing it for #medicinal bone and muscle repair along with Physicaltherapy. Do not eat it!

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lesliecole49

You'll use it like a poultice?

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columbiariver

Yes, exactly, Leslie. Worth a go! I purchased ointment which is good for bruises or injuries where skin hasn't opened. But this should be more effective for arthritis and such @lesliecole49

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richard.spicer.7906

Be prepared that this will spread very quickly if you plant it in the ground. I’ve found it impossible to get rid of at both gardens I’ve worked at and quite invasive. Although if that’s not an issue, it can look very pretty when it flowers in large clumps. And if in doubt you can make lots of comfrey tea/fertiliser for your other plants!

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columbiariver

Point well taken Rich. I'll keep it potted. My friend can't get control of hers either. But if it helps me I will shout it from the mountain tops and grow it like a mad woman xoxo @richard.spicer.7906

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