Rough Comfrey

ian July, June

Rough Comfrey – Symphytum asperum

Plant : Rough Comfrey is an introduced species, often used as a fertiliser in organic gardening.  It occurs locally in shrub land and the edges of wooded areas.  Its hairy branched stems grow up to 1.5 m tall.  It is a member of the Boraginaceae family and is attractive to bees.

Flower : The flowers grow in a characteristic spiraling cyme arrangement.  The flower buds are pink but the petals turn sky blue, once in flower.  It flowers in June and July.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Symphytum asperum pollen.

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