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Red Lungwort

Pulmonaria rubra

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Boraginales
Family:
Boraginaceae (Borage)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
35 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, roadsides, woodland.

Flower:
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Red, 5 petals
 
The flowers are coral red and bell-shaped. They appear in clusters. Unlike the similar looking Common Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) the flowers are always red and never turn blue. The flowers are also redder than those of Common Lungwort.
Fruit:
Shiny, flat nutlets.
Leaves:
A clump-forming perennial plant with oval, pointed leaves. Unlike Common Lungwort the leaves are not spotted. Usually seen growing wild in the UK as a garden escape.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual