Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02759 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Symphytum officinale L.
Common name   common comfrey
V. Rowley   s.n.  
Coll. Date 24 May 1990 
United States
Utah County
Locality 670 S. 100 E. Springville.
Habitat Notes cultivated. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 31'  42" N, 111° 38'  7" W
Township Range T3S, R3E, Sec. 29  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Symphytum officinale L.

     Symphytum officinale ssp. uliginosum (Kern.) Nyman
     Symphytum uliginosum Kern.

Common Name(s): common comfrey.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=32027, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Symphytum
                                        Species: Symphytum officinale


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02759s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01837s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05635s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13039 Aconitum columbianum      "western monkshood" 1.3 mi. SE
13051 Agoseris aurantiaca  var. aurantiaca   "orange agoseris" 1.3 mi. E
09837 Agrostis stolonifera      "creeping bentgrass" 1.2 mi. SE
13050 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" 1.3 mi. E
13052 Anaphalis margaritacea      "western pearly everlasting" 1.3 mi. E
16837 Aquilegia flavescens      "yellow columbine" 1.3 mi. SE
13035 Aquilegia flavescens      "yellow columbine" 1.3 mi. SE
13049 Athyrium filix-femina      "common lady-fern" 1.3 mi. SE
09808 Brickellia grandiflora      "tassel-flowered brickellbush" 1.2 mi. SE
13036 Carex lenticularis      "lakeshore sedge" 1.3 mi. SE
09841 Carex lenticularis  var. lipocarpa   "Kellogg's sedge" 1.2 mi. SE
09840 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" 1.2 mi. SE
13048 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" 1.3 mi. SE
13041 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" 1.3 mi. SE
02747 Convolvulus arvensis      "field bindweed" same section
13045 Corallorhiza maculata      "spotted coralroot" 1.3 mi. SE
02752 Crataegus monogyna      "oneseed hawthorn" same section
09843 Elymus glaucus  subsp. glaucus   "blue wildrye" 1.2 mi. SE
09842 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.2 mi. SE
16834 Eucephalus engelmannii      "Engelmann's aster" 1.2 mi. SE
13042 Geum macrophyllum      "large-leaf avens" 1.3 mi. SE
09838 Glyceria grandis  var. grandis   "American mannagrass" 1.2 mi. SE
13047 Glyceria striata      "fowl mannagrass" 1.3 mi. SE
09807 Iliamna rivularis      "streambank wild hollyhock" 1.2 mi. SE
13046 Mimulus guttatus      "common monkeyflower" 1.3 mi. SE
09844 Mimulus lewisii      "Lewis' monkeyflower" 1.2 mi. SE
13037 Mimulus moschatus      "musk monkeyflower" 1.3 mi. SE
13038 Oenothera flava  var. flava   "yellow evening primrose" 1.3 mi. SE
13043 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" 1.3 mi. SE
13053 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.3 mi. E
13040 Polemonium foliosissimum      "towering Jacob's-ladder" 1.3 mi. SE
13071 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" 1.3 mi. E
09839 Senecio triangularis      "arrow-leaf ragwort" 1.2 mi. SE
02758 Smilacina stellata      "starry false Solomon's Seal" same section
13044 Spiranthes romanzoffiana      "tall white bog orchid" 1.3 mi. SE
02764 Vinca major      "big-leaf periwinkle" same section
02748 Weigela floribunda      "crimson weigela" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Earl-Eagle Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 10096  Dromedary Peak 
Globe Mines (Mine) Utah County, UT 1 mi. N 9433  Dromedary Peak 
Yankee Mines (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. N 9072  Dromedary Peak 
Graveyard Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SE 7556  Brighton 
Major Evans Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. S   Dromedary Peak 
Merril Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. N 9945  Dromedary Peak 
Midwest Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 9607  Brighton 
Wyoming Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 10086  Brighton 
Silver Bell Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 9804  Dromedary Peak 
Porcupine Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. S   Dromedary Peak 
Miller Hill (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 9863  Brighton 
Sunday Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 9725  Brighton 
Mary Ellen Gulch (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. E   Dromedary Peak 
Mineral Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N 9397  Dromedary Peak 
Shaffer Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. E   Brighton 
Texan Tunnel (Mine) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. E 8698  Brighton 
Mineral Flat Tunnels (Mine) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 9531  Dromedary Peak 
Holman Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 7162  Timpanogos Cave 
Bog Mine (Mine) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NE 8790  Brighton 
Silver Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. S   Dromedary Peak 


Taxon Links for species Symphytum officinale  L.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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