Taxon  Report   7903    
Symphytum officinale  L.
Common comfrey
Symphytum officinale
© 2000 Nick Kurzenko
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Symphytum officinale
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
Symphytum officinale, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Symphytum officinale
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Symphytum
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Symphytum officinale ssp. uliginosum
PLANTS: Symphytum uliginosum
More information about  Symphytum officinale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).