Most of the members of this genus have 'comfrey' in their common names, but only Symphytum officinale is called just comfrey, without another epithet. They have traditional uses as medicines (on burns and wounds - eating or drinking extracts is not recommended) and for making fertiliser. They have sprays of flowers in various colours, usually rather small compared to the amount of foliage.
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Symphytum grandiflorum

Useful ground cover with white flowers opening from pale orange buds.

Symphytum ibericum blue form

Ground-cover plant with tubular pale pink, almost white flowers.