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Scientific Name: Symphytum × uplandicum

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Symphytum × uplandicum


  • Perennial
  • Hybrid between S. officinale and S. asperum - simelar in appearance but the leaves are a lighter green.
  • Hardy, deciduous perennial.
  • Will grow in sun or partial shade.
  • Semi-sterile - propagate vegetatively through root cuttings and root offsets.

Culinary Uses

  • Use the same as common Comfrey.

Parts Used

  • The leaves.
  • The roots are lifted during dormancy and dried for decoctions, extracts and ointments..

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Use the same as common Comfrey.

For Animals. It is said that

  • Excellent fodder plant.

Other Uses

  • Leaves add relatively high amounts of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus to the compost pile.
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