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Common name

English: Common comfrey

German: Echter Beinwell

Mandarin: 聚合草 (ju he cao)

Portuguese: Confrei


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Solanales (99)

        Family: Solanaceae (51)(family description)

          Genus: Symphytum (1)

            Epithet: officinale L. (6)

Synonym: Symphytum uliginosum Kern.

officinale => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

uliginosum => growing in swamps or marshes


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, white

External links

Check for Symphytum officinale at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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