This plant is a hybrid between Common and Rough Comfrey which is found frequently on our roadsides and waste ground. A perennial, it also grows to over 1.2m high but it differs from Common Comfrey in that its stems are only slightly winged and the stalks of the upper leaves only run a small distance down the stems. The tubular flowers (12-15mm long) are pink in bud turning mauve or blue and are borne in cymes from May to August. The large, hairy, oval leaves are veined By observation it would seem to be more widespread here than Common Comfrey. It is not a native plant and it belongs to the family Boraginaceae
My first record of this plant is Dalkey, Co Dublin in 1977 and I photographed it at Scarawalsh, Co Wexford in 2007.
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