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  • B3B3 Posts: 24,510
    The one in the paving cracks looks like comfrey to me
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 601
    Or maybe the dreaded but pretty green alkanet?
    East Anglia
  • I’ve not seen this flower, the leaves just get bigger and bigger- Perhaps if I left it to get bigger it would flower but I usually just roundup it- seems to come back every year! 
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    I'm not familiar with the plant at all, but have read of trachystemon orientale in Beth Chatto's books.
    Large, coarse hairy leaves, spreads well (aka invasive....) Blue borage-like flowers in early spring.
    Just a thought.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,252
    edited May 2022
    Young Foxglove and Symphytum leaves do look similar.

    See pics below..showing Symphytum...common name Comfrey...which I believe is what is growing in your paving .
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,252
    Symphytum leaf on top.
    Digitalis purpurea ...foxglove  leaf on bottom.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thank you Silver Surfer for showing the difference- very similar indeed but mine are definitely more like comfrey- I shall just continue to round out as soon as I see them xx
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