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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Symphytum officinale - Common Comfrey

Common Comfrey is uncommon but widespread. It can be seen on stream and river banks, on damp road verges and in marshy ground, and is most frequent along the Tamar. Recent records include The Kelseys (SW75U, 1993, H.M.Meredith), near Trewince (SW83R, 1998, R.E.Lees), Trevilvas area (SW94I, 1997, M.Tempest), Gilbert's Water (SW96G, 1995, I.J.Bennallick), Trevalga, Boscastle (SX09V, 1996, M.Atkinson), near Launceston (SX38H, 1998, W.H.Tucker), Polson Bridge (SX38M, 1998, D.L.Brookman), and Ferry Farm (SX46P, 1993, M.Atkinson).

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.