Solved Plant identification please

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  1. martyn bromley

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    Please can you identify this plant . Is it pulmonaria ?
     

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    Looks more like comfrey (Symphytum) to me.
     
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      I'm now wondering if it's a weed called Green Alkanet
       
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        Symphytum is correct.
        You can see the dangling purple flowers in your pics.
        Symphytum - Google Search

        Pentaglottis ..green alkanet....flowers are blue
         
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        • martyn bromley

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          Thanks Silver surfer
           
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            Sorry. What's the connection with green alkanet?
             
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            See ...Post 3 Macraignil said ...."Looks more like comfrey (Symphytum) to me."
            Post 4 ....Martyn said....."I'm now wondering if it's a weed called Green Alkanet"

            I was merely confirming first answer above by Macraignil.

            P.S. Martyn..these pics are pics to show you Pulmonaria.



            PULMONARIA  BLUE  ENSIGN 13-04-2020 15-03-07.JPGPULMONARIA  DORA  BIELEFELD 24-Mar-17 3-46-31 PM.JPGPULMONARIA  OPAL 11-05-2019 12-23-46.JPGPULMONARIA  RASPBERRY  SPLASH 13-04-2007 14-16-40.JPGPULMONARIA  TREVI  FOUNTAIN 17-03-2008 12-10-02.JPG
             
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              People do sometimes mistake Symphytum, Pentaglottis and even borage so it's wonderful that we have experts such as @Silver surfer to give definitive answers. :blue thumb:
               
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              • Mike Allen

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                Totally agree Shiney. I highly respect Silver Surfers knowlege, and hope that my previous post was not misunderstood. No offence was intended.

                Green alkanet is covering the garden next door. Soon it will be in most of the local gardens.
                 
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                • Silver surfer

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                  Absolutely no offence taken Mike..just clarifying things.
                  Agree green alkanet is an invasive pest.
                  Thanks Shiney..you are too kind.Blush.
                   
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                    I’m struggling with this site.

                    can some kind soul please tell me what this is. I’ve typed this three times now could hopefully be my last.
                     

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                      There are a few different plants in the photo you posted. The one with the seed heads near the middle looks to me like wood avens (Geum urbanum).

                      Snap!
                       
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                        To the right of the Wood Avens is Snowberry Snowberry | NatureSpot a shrub that will spread unless controlled.
                         
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