Common comfrey

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Plant Bio

Common Name:Comfrey
Family:Boraginaceae
Genus:Symphytum
Species:officinale
Classification/Rank:Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:Wet to mesic roadsides and waste places in the lowland, steppe and lower montane zones

Description

• perennial herb with a black, turnip-like root, native to Europe • hairy broad leaves • bears small bell-shaped flowers of various colours, typically cream or purplish, which may be striped

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