Common comfrey Symphytum officinalis
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Common comfrey, Symphytum officinalis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Charles Mathews of a drawing by Isaac Russell from William Baxter's British Phaenogamous Botany 1834. Scotsman William Baxter (1788-1871) was the curator of the Oxford Botanic Garden from 1813 to 1854.