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We acquired this beautiful, but rapidly growing plant. We have not been able to identify and now it has grown quite a bit. We'd like to keep it, but it seems it could be invasive? Can you help? Thank you in advance. Jo-Ann

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Unique Plant Identification Dear Jo-Ann,
Your mystery plant looks like a plant called Comfrey. It grows in many parts of the world and has been used for a topical medicine for over 2,0000 years. It is an aggressive (i.e., invasive) plant that can grow up to 5 feet tall. It is beautiful because it produces white, blue or purple flwers and large leaves. Since it will rapidly overtake the space it's in near your house, I would recommend moving it to a meadow where it can throw itself around with abandon.

Thank you for your question.

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