Pulmonaria officinalis L.

Blue Lungwort

Rough perennial herb to about 20 cm tall. Leaves to about 15 cm long, white-spotted, the basal ones ovate, cordate and stalked, the stem leaves stalkless and with ear-like bases. Flowers to about 2 cm long, pink at first, becoming violet.



P. angustifolia L. [P. azurea Bess.] and P. saccharata Mill., Bethlehem Sage, are also occasionally offered, the former having pink and white flower colour variants.

P. longifolia (Bast.) Boreau has leaves generally spotted and to 40-50 cm long.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Boraginaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      [Boraginales]
family       Boraginaceae
genus        Pulmonaria L.