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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Symphytum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Symphytum officinale L.
Stem: 5--10 dm, branched to not. Leaf: 5--30 cm. Flower: calyx 3--6 mm, to 9 mm in fruit, lobes lanceolate, in fruit +- triangular; corolla 15--19 mm, generally red to purple, occasionally white. Fruit: nutlets 4--5 mm, +- 3 mm wide. Chromosomes: 2n=24,40,48.
Ecology: Disturbed sites; Elevation: < 1150 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CaRH (Butte Co.); Distribution Outside California: to Canada, eastern United States; native to Europe. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Robert Patterson, Richard R. Halse & Timothy C. Messick, family description, key to genera; treatment of genera by Ronald B. Kelley 2016. Symphytum officinale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45945, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.