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Question by candiboivw
April 26, 2010
What is a SYMPHITUM (sky blue pink) and a JACK IN THE PULPIT ?

Answer from NGA
April 26, 2010


Symphytum officinale, more commonly known as comfrey, belongs to the family Boraginaceae. Symphytum Sky Blue Pink is an old cottage garden plant and is one of the first spring flowers to appear in March. It has short, rough stems bearing hairy leaves, and at the ends of the stems, bunches of long pink buds open to blue and white tubular flowers.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema) is a stemless plant, 8 inches to 2 feet tall, that grows in the woods. It has one or two long-stalked, 3-parted leaves; and at the tip of its flowerstalk, which is not quite as long as the leaves, it has a peculiar flowering structure, tinted shades of green, greenish-white, and purple.

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