Symphytum x uplandicum - Russian Comfrey
An introduced plant, Russian Comfrey can be found along roadsides, on waste ground and at the edges of some fields. An interesting occurrence is on the baulks between the cultivated strips of land at Forrabury Stitches (SX09V). It is the hybrid between S. officinale and S. asperum and has been reported from such places as Hayle (SW53U, 1998, C.N.French), near Rushy Green (SW76V, 1997, H.M.Meredith), Portscatho (SW83S, 1998, R.E.Lees), St. Newlyn East (SW85I, 1998, H.M.Meredith), Breney Common (SX06K, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Bude Marsh (SS20D, 1998, A.Atkinson), Trebrownbridge (SX25Z, 1998, M.Atkinson), Egloskerry (SX28T, 1998, I.J.Bennallick) and Werrington (SX38I, 1998, D.L.Brookman).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.