[Symphytum officinale subsp. uliginosum L., more...]
Etymology: Symphytum: ancient Greek name from symphyein for "to cause to grow together," possibly referring to its curative value
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb; stems hairy and winged; taprooted
Leaves: broad, hairy, bases broadly winged; lower stalked, upper stalkless
Flowers: blue to cream, 5-parted, 3/8"-3/4" long, tubular-bell shape, nodding, tube much longer than the lobes, stalks with spreading hairs or bristles; inflorescence a leafless, branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: black, smooth, shiny nutlet
Habitat: disturbed areas
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"