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Alkanet

Plants Culinary plants

Alkanet

Perennial that grows to up to 3ft. Likes shade and tolerates most soils. Can seed widely. Bright blue flowers that can be eaten in salads or with fruit dishes. Roots are used to produce a red dye.

Anchusa sempervirens

Historic:

Medicinally, once used as a burns treatment. Also used as a treatment for leprosy and snake bites.

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