Bath Wildlife Sightings
Symphytum officinale (Common Comfrey), Newton St. Loe, ST7065, ST7066, ST7166, ST7165
Date first seen
Date last seen
Frequency of Sighting
Newton St. Loe
Fruit and seeds of Comfrey by river Avon
Frequent from just west of Newton Brook to the Newbridge and on scattered plants from there to the FP to The Globe (ST7166, ST7066, ST7065). What I thought were white grubs were actually the seeds poking out of the end of the nutlet that encases them. The reason I thought they were abnormal is that a lot of plants did not develop like the one illustrated. Further research has shown that these were plants that had not set seed so they may well be hybrids.