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This article is about the genus. For the use of comfrey in gardening and herbal medicine, see Comfrey.
Symphytum caucasicum - Curtis.jpg
Symphytum caucasicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Symphytum
Type species
Symphytum officinale

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Symphytum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. Its species are known by the common name comfrey. Some species and hybrids, particularly S. officinale and S. × uplandicum, are used in gardening and herbal medicine.

Species include: