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Norfolk Comfrey

Symphytum norvicense

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Boraginales
Family:
Boraginaceae (Borage)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Habitats:
Woodland.

Flower:
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Blue, 5 petals
 
Clusters of small blue, tubular flowers with white markings.
Fruit:
The fruit is a dark brown or black, 4-parted nutlet.
Leaves:
The dark green, crinkled leaves are broadly lanceolate in shape. The upper leaves are stalked. Can be found growing wild in south-east England but is rare.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
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