Russian Comfrey agg. - Symphytum officinale x asperum = S. x uplandicum

    Alt Name
    Symphytum x uplandicum
    Description

    Tall plant to 2 metres, the stems narrowly winged below the leaves. Flowers starting off pink but soon becoming blue or violet.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Roadside verges, banks, woodland and waste places.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Quite common throughout much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 137 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map