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Tuberous Comfrey

Symphytum tuberosum

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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:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Ditches, hedgerows, riverbanks, riversides, roadsides, scrub, wasteland, wetland, woodland.

Flower:
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Yellow, 5 petals
 
Clusters of creamy-yellow, tubular flowers. The sepal teeth are very long and pointed. Pollinated by bees.
Fruit:
The fruits are 4-parted nutlets. Dark brown or blackish. The seeds ripen in June and July.
Leaves:
A clump-forming perennial plant with dark green, crinkly, deep-veined leaves. The leaves are broadly lance-shaped and pointed. They also run a short way down the stem at their bases. The middle leaves are the longest. The stems are unbranched and hairy.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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