Symphytum  bulbosum Schim. 

S. bulbosum Schim., Flora (Regensb.), VIII (1825) 17; Boiss., Fl. Or., IV (1875) 176; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc., II (1928) 56; Paw}., Fl. Eur., Ill (1972) 105 — Горско зарасличе



Species: Symphytum  bulbosum  Schim.

English Name:  bulbous  comfrey


Perennial plants with creeping root and almost round grow tubers. The stem is 15 – 40 (50) cm high, simple or weakly branched out, dense wooly with short locks and turned upside down or spread bristles. The leafs are 3 – 15 cm long, 1 – 7 cm wide, oval up to elliptical-lance. All leafs are densely bristling on the top side. The racemes are little-blossom and shaggy. The calyx is 5 – 7 mm long, bristly and woolly. The corolla is (7) 8 – 10 (12) mm long, yellow colored, with straight corolla parts; the stems of the stamen are longer or even than the pollinators. The column bristles out from the corolla. The walnuts are 3 – 4 mm long, dark brown colored, with warts.

Flowering Time:  April  -  May  

Origin:  „Флора на НР България”, том IX, БАН, София, (1989)

Distribution in Bulgaria

These plants grow in shady and damp places, in woodland and bushes, as well in the plains, as foothills and mountains in all appropriate floristic regions in Bulgaria from sea level up to 1800 m altitude. Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc 


South Europe (eastern of Corsica island).

Conservation status and threats:  not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law; Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

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Symphytum bulbosum 1.    Symphytum bulbosum 2.

Symphytum bulbosum 3.    Symphytum bulbosum 4. 


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