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The subject of this series is the plant named rough comfrey.
It is a plant I know well. It stands tall right outside my property. But what is just outside is in fact soil that I have removed from my own land … maybe the plant was in my garden before the pervasive cultivation, where grass was sown … the grass that is now moss …

Anyway, rough comfrey is very busy in the spring, setting purple flowers over the summer, collapsing completely at fall’s first solid night frost. During winter it is gone.

It is a foreigner. It was originally imported as a crop in order to be used for feeding pigs … but this idea has now been abandoned.
Now I use it … I have a stand-in. This is how I experience it. And in this series, it is called rough comfrey.