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Symphytum officinale L.
COMMON COMFREY
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Symphytum officinale
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Symphytum officinale

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Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
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Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Symphytum officinale x asperum x grandiflorum = S. 'Hidcote Blue'

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Coleosporiaceae  Coleosporium symphyti @ BPI (2)
Entylomataceae  Entyloma serotinum @ BPI (58)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe cichoracearum @ BPI (11)

Erysiphe horridula @ BPI (5)

Erysiphe lamprocarpa @ BPI (2)

Golovinomyces cynoglossi @ BPI (1)
Helotiaceae  Cyathicula cyathoidea @ BPI (1)
Melampsoraceae  Melampsora symphyti @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ovularia asperifolii @ BPI (10)

Ovularia farinosa @ BPI (5)

Ramularia asperifolii @ BPI (1)

Ramularia cylindroides @ BPI (1)

Ramularia farinosa @ BPI (3)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora symphyti @ BPI (2)
Physodermataceae  Physoderma speciosum @ BPI (3)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia asperifolii @ BPI (1)

Puccinia bromina @ BPI (3)

Puccinia recondita @ BPI (1)

Puccinia rubigo-vera @ BPI (21)

Puccinia symphyti-bromorum @ BPI (3)
Pucciniastraceae  Melampsorella symphyti @ BPI (44)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium symphyti @ BPI (2)
_  Ploettnerula trichostoma @ BPI (1)

Uredo symphyti @ BPI (12)

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Symphytum officinale L.
common comfrey

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General Information
Symbol: SYOF
Group: Dicot
Family: Boraginaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
SPM   I
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 92. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
SYOFU Symphytum officinale L. ssp. uliginosum auct. non (Kern.) Nyman
SYUL Symphytum uliginosum auct. non Kern.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Boraginaceae – Borage family
Genus Symphytum L. – comfrey
Species Symphytum officinale L. – common comfrey

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Wetland Status

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Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (SYOF)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (SYOF)
University of Washington Burke Museum (SYOF)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (SYOF)

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Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Comfrey, Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 1002 0320 [detail]
2000 Nick Kurzenko

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Comfrey, Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 1002 0321 [detail]
2000 Nick Kurzenko

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Comfrey, Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0402 0297 [detail]
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Comfrey, Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 1002 0319 [detail]
2000 Nick Kurzenko

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Comfrey, Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 1002 0316 [detail]
2000 Nick Kurzenko

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0503 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0504 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0505 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0506 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0507 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0508 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0509 [detail]
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2486 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2487 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2488 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2489 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2490 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2491 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2492 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
ID: 0000 0000 0107 1792 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
ID: 0000 0000 0107 1793 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 1210 0641 [detail]
© 2010 Dr. Mark S. Brunell

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0114 1441 [detail]
2014 Nick Kurzenko

Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale
Common Comfrey
ID: 0000 0000 0114 1443 [detail]
2014 Nick Kurzenko

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