White Comfrey - Symphytum orientale
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.
Other comfreys may have pale flowers
Pure white flowers. Stem leaves are not decurrent (i.e. there are no wings down the stem from each leaf).
Photograph of whole plant, plus flowers and stems
Damp places, woodland and hedgebanks.
April and May.
Biennial or short lived perennial.
Not very common in Britain, most records coming from the east and south-east of England.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 1 of the 617 tetrads.
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