Hidcote Comfrey - Symphytum x hidcotense
This comfrey is stoloniferous, and has flowers with a hint of blue and has pink buds.
Many other species, hybrids and varieties of comfrey with blue, pink or pale flowers
Usually blue flowers, flushed red/pink; other varieties have pink or pale flowers. With stolons (the only other comfrey keyed in Stace (4th edn.) as stoloniferous is S x grandiflorum, with cream or pale yellow flowers). Leaves usually petiolate (with stalks), and not decurrent, or weakly so.
This can't be verified from the flowers alone; a photograph of the whole plant, including leaves and stems, and confirmation that the plant has stolons.
Waste places and verges, often close to habitation as a garden escape.
Flowering April and May.
Most frequent in southern and western England.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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