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Symphytum officinale L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A native of Eurasia, cultivated and sometimes escaping to roadsides, ditches, fields, yards, and disturbed ground. First collected in 1883 in Ingham Co.

A form with yellowish corollas is known but most of our escapes seem to be the usual blue-violet. A white-flowered form was collected in 1992 (K. Dritz 1051, MOR) with the yellowish one along a ditch west of Coloma in Berrien Co.


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MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023.