Irish wildflowers


Photos: White Strand, Co.Cork


Russian Comfrey
Symphytum x uplandicum (S. asperum x S. officinale)
Compar Rúiseach
Family: Boraginaceae

Flowering time: May-June. Perennial. Introduced. Garden escape.

Bell-shaped flowers, usually pink at first then purplish-violet. Upper stem-leaves narrowly winged below leaves. Slightly bristly stems. Height: To 1.5 m

Damp ground, riversides, marshes, wet roadsides. Garden escape.

Similar: Common Comfrey, S. officinale. Flowers pale creamy-yellow, sometimes purplish. Most frequent N Ireland.
     
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