Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1926

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - - -

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink turning blue or purple
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Symphytum asperum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphytum asperum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Prickly Comfrey