Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Symphytum officinale L. image
Photographer: Richard Bauer           

Botancial Illustration

Botancial Illustration

Botancial Illustration

Dennis W. Woodland

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Robert Bierman
Family Boraginaceae
Symphytum officinale L.
common comfrey
Symphytum: ancient Greek name from symphyein for "to cause to grow together," possibly referring to its curative value
officinale: Latin generally meaning "of the shops" or "sold in the marketplace" or "official"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb; stems hairy and winged; taprooted
Flower: blue to cream, 5-parted, 3/8"-3/4" long, tubular-bell shape, nodding, tube much longer than the lobes, stalks with spreading hairs or bristles; inflorescence a leafless, branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:black, smooth, shiny nutlet fruit drawing
Leaf:broad, hairy, bases broadly winged; lower stalked, upper stalkless
Habitat: disturbed areas
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Symphytum officinale L. subsp. uliginosum (J.Kern.) Nyman
Symphytum uliginosum J.Kern.

         
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