White Comfrey - Symphytum orientale

    Description

    Medium to tall softly hairy plant without creeping rhizomes. Stems erect, much branched. Leaves rather pale green oval. Flowers white, 14 to 18 mm the lobes not recurved.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Damp places, woodland and hedgebanks.

    When to see it

    April and May.

    Life History

    Biennial or short lived perennial.

    UK Status

    Not very common in Britain, most records coming from the east and south-east of England.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 1 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map