Could you identify this borage-like flower?
May 19, 2017 6:25 PM   Subscribe

Looks like borage to me but with a different flower?
posted by cda to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
 
Some kind of Lungwort, maybe? The Pulmonaria genus is a member of the boraginaceae, like borage. Poke around with that keyword if lungwort doesn't look quite right.
posted by lydhre at 7:03 PM on May 19


Could be comfrey too, just not the Russian hybrid I am most familiar with. Common comfrey?
posted by lydhre at 7:12 PM on May 19 [2 favorites]


It could be digitalis or foxhlove. So be careful with it. And comfrey is toxic to the liver taken internally.
posted by Oyéah at 7:53 PM on May 19


Might be houndstongue, Cynoglossum officinale?
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 4:33 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]


That looks to me like a Symphytum (comfrey). It's related to borage and lungwort, as all three are in Boraginaceae. Lungwort leaves have spots, though.

It is definitely not a Digitalis sp.
posted by oneirodynia at 1:07 PM on May 20


That is definitely comfrey. I have some in bloom right now, which I transplanted from a disused railroad siding.
posted by evenolderthanshelooks at 4:33 PM on May 20


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