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I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what this plant is? We have found it growing in our garden in England a few times and are unsure what it could be.

Comfrey plant

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    Certainly an OK question here - where about are you in England? (We get similar in our garden but we lump them under 'weed' - we're in the South) – Aravona May 9 '17 at 10:06
  • I am in Yorkshire, must be a nationwide pest! – John Craven May 9 '17 at 11:23
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    the definition of a weed is always ambiguous though, knowing the proper name would be interesting! – Aravona May 9 '17 at 11:31
  • Not sure if any of these would be of help: telegraph.co.uk/gardening/tools-and-accessories/… – Jani Hyytiäinen May 9 '17 at 12:20
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The thick veins make me believe it is Comfrey. Your image is of a young plant so it is hard to tell for sure.

It is and has been an important part of herbal treatments and gardening. It is used across the world.

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