Symphytum × uplandicum, SE: Uppländsk vallört,
DE: Futter-Beinwell, NL: Smeerwortel hybride,
UK: Russian Comfrey, Blue Comfrey, Quaker Comfrey, Upland Comfrey
|| ||Symphytum × uplandicumNyman (Symphytum asperum x officinale)|
|| ||Uppländsk vallört|
|| ||Futter-Beinwell |
|| ||Smeerwortel hybride|
|| ||Russian Comfrey, Blue Comfrey, Quaker Comfrey, Upland Comfrey|
|| ||Boraginaceae, Forget-me-not family, Strävbladiga växter|
|| ||Height 50-120 cm, hispid to scabrid, stout, often branched, tillering|
|| ||Alternate, simple, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate; apex acuminate, base decurrent into petiole and stem, forming a wing, upper leaves sessile; stipules absent|
|| ||Terminal scorpioid cyme, many-flowered, bracts absent|
|| ||Bisexual; pink-red buds and skyblue open corolla, with half dissected calyces; stamens and corolla appendages at same level; corolla lobes dentate|
|| ||June, July, August|
|| ||Nutlets 3-4mm,2-2.5mm wide; brown, dull, fine-grainy|
|| ||Roadsides, hedgebanks, woods|
|| ||Throughout the country|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Symphytum, Greek sympho, symphein, to grow together; phyton, plant; used by Dioscorides for the plant called comfrey which was reputed to heal wounds.
× uplandicum, upland.
Morphological and chemotaxonomic studies indicated that Symphytum × uplandicum is a hybrid between Symphytum officinale and Symphytum asperum. It interbreeds with Symphytum officinale. Compared to Symphytum officinale, Symphytum × uplandicum is generally more bristly and has flowers which tend to be more blue or violet.
- The standard author abbreviation Nyman is used to indicate Carl Fredrik Nyman (1820 - 1893), a Swedish botanist.