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Big leaf tiny blue flower??

*Astrantia**Astrantia* Posts: 227
while walking through some woodland recently I saw loads of these but don’t know what they’re called? Can anyone help?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,327
    It looks to me like the blue/purple flowered form
    of Common Comfrey - Symphytum Officinale. 
    😊 
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,491
    Seems early for comfrey to be flowering. The leaves here are barely poking through.
    A great library has something in it to offend everybody.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,327
    I’ve a feeling the OP is London based ... it’ll be earlier there than up on those welsh hills 😉
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    It's a comfrey but it's not officinale. Might be Symphytum asperum. There are many species and hybrids and cultivars that often get the wrong ID
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,327
    I knew you’d know Nut 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    edited April 2019
    I knew you’d know Nut 😊 
    Someone on this forum IDd the blue one for me years ago. It's a great bee plant
  • *Astrantia**Astrantia* Posts: 227
    It was in Somerset!😀
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,411
    My comfrey is in flower in SW France. That blue one is pretty, mine's mostly pink.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
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