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Moldo-german project 10.820.09.09GA
«Evaluation of the pharmaceutic potential
of medicinal plants from natural habitats from Republic of Moldova


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Symphytum officinale

KINGDOM: Plantae » Class: Magnoliopsida » Order: Boraginales » Family: Boraginaceae

Symphytum officinale
General: robust, taprooted
perennial 30-120 cm tall, often with several clustered stems. Stem and flower
cluster with spreading or bent back, stiff hairs.

Leaves: large, the basal ones stalked, with ovate or lance-ovate blade
mostly 15-30 cm long and 7-12 cm wide. Stem leaves alternate, gradually
reduced and with shorter stalks but still ample, the upper commonly
stalkless. Stem evidently winged by the conspicuously downward-extended

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