Symphytum officinale L.


Genus: Symphytum

Catalan common name: Consolda major. Matafoc sempre viu. Nualós. Orella d'ase.

Spanish common name: Consuelda. Consuelda mayor. Hierba para las heridas. Sinfito.

Province distribution: Barcelona. Girona. Tarragona.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Eurosiberian

Uses and properties: Medicinal. Perfumery.

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Hemicryptophyte.

Habitats: Garden plants. Mulleres de montaña, peat bog, mountainous lakes. Gardens. Wet annual field in natural conditions.

Characteristics: A robust herb, with a rhizome short and pilose with erect stems. Leaves are large, very rough to the touch, with a marked enervation and a base runs the length of the stem. The flowers, either violet, white or purple in colour are reunited in terminal scorpoid cymes with a dangling appearance.