Comfyr (aka turkey-tree), is a deciduous tree native to the eastern and northeastern reaches of the empire. It has leathery, feathery leaves, golden, clumped flowers, plentiful small black fruit, twisting branches, and thick, corky bark. It is resistant to drought and insects, and it can thrive in a variety of soils.
The bark has been used to produce a yellow dye and is also of significant use to the herbalist. Medicinally, comfyr bark and the oil of the comfyr fruit are both of value.
Cultivation of comfyr trees is entirely unnecessary, as comfyrs are real forest thugs. One comfyr tree in a forest of a thousand oak will be a thousand comfyr and one oak within sixty years.