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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 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).

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.