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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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The trees, rocks and banks of this unspoilt woodland are covered with lichens, liverworts and lungworts.
Foliage is a must - either evergreen such as Pieris, Euonymus, laurel and hollies, or semi-evergreen such as lungworts or pulmonarias, many of which have beautifully silver-marked leaves.
For the early spring there are the obvious choices of snowdrops, crocus, narcissus and the lungworts (Pulmonaria), which are a mass of colour - pink, blue, purple, cherry red and white, and many of them with beautifully variegated leaves.
Pulmonarias, or lungworts, are excellent garden plants and, as well as essential provisions for bees, they also give gardeners hope and anticipation of the year to come.
Pulmonarias, or lungworts, are excellent garden plants and as well as giving essential provisions for bees, they also fill gardeners with hope and anticipation of the year to come.
Pulmonarias, or lungworts, sometimes seed themselves, but there is no knowing how these seedlings will turn out.
I've been through hostas, poppies, bellflowers, sedums, lungworts, alliums, iris, columbines, monkshood and ferns.
But grand as the hellebores may be, they're rivalled by the humble pulmonarias, or lungworts.
Some, like my favourites, the pulmonarias or lungworts, flower their socks off even in quite dense shade.
Pulmonarias, or lungworts, sometimes seed themselves but there is no knowing how these seedlings will turn out.
I also have a soft spot for pulmonarias - lungworts - most of which have silver, spotted or edged, semi-evergreen leaves as well as dizzily pretty flowers.