West Highland Flora

Tuberous Comfrey


Symphytum tuberosum

 

Symphytum tuberosum

Photo Carl Farmer
(8 May 2004 Inverness)
Flower-cluster c 2.3 cm across at widest

Occasional in damp woods or lowland stream banks.  Sometimes takes a hold in gardens or waste ground, on heavy wet soil.

Flower 12-16 mm long

ID: Pale yellow or cream flowers, unlike Russian Comfrey which has purple ones.  Calyx divided nearly to base, with teeth at least 3 x as long as the tube.

Other features: Middle stem leaves much larger than lower ones.  Stem often unbranched, sometimes branched near the top.  Upper leaves shortly decurrent onto the stem like Russian Comfrey.

 

Symphytum tuberosum

Photo Carl Farmer
(8 May 2004 Inverness)

  Symphytum tuberosum

Photo Carl Farmer
(9 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed)

 

 

Symphytum tuberosum

Photo Carl Farmer
(9 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed)

 

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