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Symphytum tuberosum

Consoude tubéreuse
Tuberous Comfrey

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

14-19 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

20-30 cm

Description

The root is a tuber, having enlarged underground structures for storage of nutrients.

Damp habitats in dappled shade.

Flowers

The bell-shaped, yellow flowers have protruding anthers.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Oval to long, pointed, hairy, rough; lower leaves stalked.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 4 small nutlets at the base of the calyx.

Medical

Roots: boiling the roots results in a sticky paste. Compresses were soaked in the paste, then wrapped around fractures; when dried it became hard like a cast.

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