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 (5/21/15):
Symphytum asperum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symphytum asperum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Prickly Comfrey


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JK Marlow    jkm0305w_18

May    Buncombe County    NC

NC Arboretum

Corolla 10–15 mm, pink, turning deep blue or purple, per Jepson eFlora, University of California, Berkeley.