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lungwort

Herbal medicine
A flowering plant that contains allantoin, mineral salts, mucilage, saponin, silica and tannin; it is astringent and expectorant, and has been used to treat lung disease, haemorrhoids and wounds.

lungwort (lungˑ·wrt),

n Latin name:
Pulmonaria officinalis; part used: leaves; disorders, diarrhea, menstrual conditions; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, anticoagulant medications. Also called
dage of Jerusalem, Jerusalem cowslip, Jerusalem sage, lung moss, lungs of oak, or
spotted comfrey.
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Pulmonarias, or lungworts, sometimes seed themselves but there is no knowing how these seedlings will turn out.
Window displays Silver pot Dusty Miller Lavender Arum italicum Dead nettle Lungwort Astelia Spiky Astelia (centre left) creates a stunning display with borders of agapanthus (in foreground), hydrangea, oleander, bacopa, and thyme 'Snowdrift'
Pulmonarias are grouped together as lungworts and are good herbaceous perennials for shady borders, providing early spring flowers and luxuriant summer foliage.
Among the herbs mentioned, which have been planted at Norton, inc lude mandrake, sage, lovage, horehound, figwort, costmary, rue, valerian, lungwort , saffron and ang elica.
Expert tip A woodland setting is perfect for growing shade-loving ground-hugging plants such bergenia, heuchera, epimedium, hosta, lamium, tiarella, violets, lungwort and vinca or periwinkle.
Honey-scented Galanthus elwesii makes an excellent cut flower while the pretty petal-packed double variety Flore Pleno looks striking in clumps between patches of lungwort, hellebores and winter aconites.
CREATIVE IDEA: Rhododendrons look stunning when surrounded by a carpet of lungwort and mix well with hellebores, hostas and bluebells.
Performance plants which will thrive in those seemingly inhospitable dry, shady places under trees and next to buildings include ground-hugging lady's mantle, elephants ears or bergenias, perennial forget-me-nots, bugle, lamium and lungwort.
Pisces: February 20 - March 20: Meadowsweet, Lungwort.
I also like to plant them alongside other spring favourites such as pulmonaria, the lungwort, and red, elephant ear-leaved bergenias.
Pulmonarias, or lungworts, sometimes seed themselves, but there is no knowing how these seedlings will turn out.
LUNGWORTS or pulmonarias with their silver or white-spotted evergreen leaves are invaluable ground cover.