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Plant ID, please

These 2 are growing in my garden but I have no idea what they are!  I would be most grateful for your help.





  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,144

    Hello Danae..............

    First one is an Achillea of some form ; second ,from what I can make out appears to be blue comfrey ,or Symphytum azureum , but not 100% on that one .

  • Hi Paul. thank you for your help.  Is compfrey a "weed"?

  • I for got to say, Paul, that the dan-Ah-ee that I have added to my name is merely to help those who might wonder how on earth does one pronounce it!

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,144

    Hello again DAN-AH-EE (have I got it right?)image

    If it is comfrey , more a herb than a weed (why am I on italics now????) Oh well !

    PS :- where does the name originate ?

  • Hi Paul, it's Greek.  The stress falls on the second a, thus my capitalization of it in the... pronunciation segment!

    Thank you for the explanation, re comfrey.  I will google it.

  • Here is a link, just in case you like Greek Mythology, that is!

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    The second photo looks like a type of Nepeta, Catmint.

  • Hi Borderline, thank you for your post.  I do have LOTS of catmint but this is not like it.  Their foliage is very different. The catmint's leaf is at least 3 time larger, is lighter in colour, indented and somewhat speckled.  Moreover, it has that very characteristic scent. 

    I know my photograph is not really good, so it can't be easy, even for those who know their plants, to perhaps be certain.  My fault!

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,144

    Maybe not Comfrey , leaves are too smooth , not quite sure now .

    There is a Ruscus like plant called Danae racemosa . Fame at last !image

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    It's a good photograph actually. But just don't know the plant. I've seen it before but don't know the name. It could be a type of Salvia. I'm sure someone will get the name for you soon.

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