Pulmonaria L.

Common Name: Lungwort

Family: Boraginaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 135. 1753.

Other: Flower in spring after which the attractive leaves with white markings provide a show. Because the leaves resemble human lungs, people used to think it would help with lung diseases. Lectotype P. officinalis L. (Hitchc. in Prop. Brit. Bot. 127. 1929.)

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