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Taxon: Symphytum officinale L.

Genus: Symphytum
Family: Boraginaceae subfamily: Boraginoideae
Nomen number: 36020
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:136. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 02-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-Mar-1995
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • boneset   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • comfrey   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • common comfrey   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • consound   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • healingherb   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • knitbone   (Source: Pulmonaria ) – English
  • slippery-root   (Source: Pulmonaria ) – English
  • consoude officinale   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • grande consoude   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • echter Beinwell   (Source: Pulmonaria ) – German
  • gemeiner Beinwell   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • gewöhnlicher Beinwell   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • consolda maggiore   (Source: F Ital ) – Italian
  • consolda-maior   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • okopnik lekarstvennyi   (Source: Pulmonaria ) – Transliterated Russian
  • consuelda   (Source: Pulmonaria ) – Spanish
  • consuelda mayor   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • äkta vallört   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Western Siberia [w.]
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Symphytum officinale L.:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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