Creeping Comfrey - Symphytum grandiflorum

    Description

    Crinkled, elliptic to ovate, medium to dark green leaves grow to 7 inches long on decumbent stems but to only 2 inches long on flowering stems. Tubular, bell-like, creamy yellow to white flowers appear in drooping clusters.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually encountered as an escape from cultivation which establishes in waste places, verges etc. often close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowering May and June.

    Life History

    Herbaceous perennial.

    UK Status

    Occasional but widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map