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Cynoglossum virginianum (Wild comfrey)
Cressler, Alan

Cynoglossum virginianum

Cynoglossum virginianum L.

Wild Comfrey

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: pale blue


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS

Web Reference

Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cynoglossum virginianum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cynoglossum virginianum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cynoglossum virginianum


Record Modified: 2023-02-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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