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Common Lungwort

Pulmonaria officinalis

Plant Data

Order:
Boraginales
Family:
Boraginaceae (Borage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Reddish clusters of hairy bell-shaped flowers, often turning bluish, up to 1cm in length. Broad sepals.
Fruit:
Shiny, flat nutlets.
Leaves:
Semi-evergreen. Large, downy, oval, pointed and sometimes narrowing at their bases. The leaves are pale-spotted.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves are edible, raw or cooked. They make a great addition to salads.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bethlehem Sage, Blue Lungwort, Common Lungwort, Jerusalem Cowslip, Jerusalem-sage, Joseph and Mary, Lungmoss, Maple Lungwort, Mary's Tears, Oak Lungs, Our Lady's Milk Drops, Soldiers and Sailors, Spotted Comfrey, Spotted Dog, Spotted Lungwort.
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, roadsides, woodland.