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Pulmonaria

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Family Boraginaceae
Name Pulmonaria officinalis
Common Name Longwort
Etymology
Pulmonaria From Latin pulmo meaning lungs, referring to the old practise of using it to treat lung disease.
officinalis from officina, the name of the storeroom in a monastery where herbs and medicines are stored, referring to the medicinal properties of the plant.

  See also:  Ornamentals

This pretty little perennial has leaves spotted white and is suitable for the darker corners of the garden. From Spring through Summer, it produces small bell-shaped blue flowers that start out as pink buds.


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