Symphytum asperum

Symphytum asperum

  • Symphytum asperum
  • Symphytum asperum
  • Flower name
    Symphytum asperum
  • Scientific name
    Symphytum asperum
  • AliasSymphytum asperum, prickly comfrey, 大玻璃草
  • Place of originWestern Asia, Caucasus
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

What is Symphytum asperum

Symphytum asperum or prickly comfrey (Scientific name: Symphytum asperum) is a perennial herb of the genus Symphytum in the family Boraginaceae, native to Western Asia and the Caucasus. It is similar to Symphytum officinale in the same genus. S. asperum is larger than S. officinale.

Common name: Symphytum asperum, Scientific name: Symphytum asperum, aka: prickly comfrey, Place of origin: Western Asia, Caucasus, Height: 60-150 cm; Leaf shape: rhizomatous; Leaf blade: 30-40 cm; Leaf shape: oblong-ovate; Leaf margin: margined, Petiole: with long petiole, Leaf Inflorescence: alternate; stalk: without winged, Inflorescence: scorpion-shaped, Corolla: bell-shaped, slightly recurved with 5 shallow lobes at the apex; corolla length: 2 cm; flower diameter: 1.5 cm, stamens: 5 short stamens with an elongated triangular appendage; pistils: protruding from the corolla, Flower color: white, peach, red and purple; sepals: 5 lobes, Flowering season: June to August; uses: garden and flower beds.


  • Eye
    Boraginales
  • Family
    Boraginaceae
  • Genus
    Symphytum
  • Species
    S. asperum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scorpion inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    kidney-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial herbaceous plants
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height60.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 1.5 cm

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