Symphytum (Comfrey)

All signs suggest that spring has well and truly sprung here in East Anglia. I was at the Anglesey Abbey last weekend, and among all the bluebells, snowdrops, daffodils and hyacinths were some lovely flowering comfrey plants.

Symphytum "Hidcote Blue" (Comfrey)
Symphytum “Hidcote Blue” – aka Comfrey

As you may already know, comfreys have long been associated with medicinal properties – particularly for the treatment of skin treatment. Their role in herbal medicine, to say the least, has been controversial. Nevertheless, they are an attractive addition to wildflower gardens.

Technical Details:

  • Nikon D7000 with Sigma 105mm, f2/.8 macro lens
  • f/4.0, 1/640, ISO 100
  • Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom