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lung·wort

 (lŭng′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
1. Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Pulmonaria, having coiled clusters of blue or purple flowers and formerly used in treating respiratory disorders.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Mertensia, having drooping clusters of tubular, usually blue flowers.

lungwort

(ˈlʌŋˌwɜːt)
n
1. (Plants) any of several Eurasian plants of the boraginaceous genus Pulmonaria, esp P. officinalis, which has spotted leaves and clusters of blue or purple flowers: formerly used to treat lung diseases
2. (Plants) any of various boraginaceous plants of the N temperate genus Mertensia, such as Mertensia maritima (sea lungwort), having drooping clusters of tubular usually blue flowers

lung•wort

(ˈlʌŋˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
any of several plants once believed to cure pulmonary disorders, esp. a European plant, Pulmonaria officinalis, having large spotted leaves and blue flowers.
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There are plants growing on plants: lungworts and liverworts, which owe their name to an organ tissue appearance.
LUNGWORTS are real lookers, with leaves ranging from plain green to strikingly patterned and splashed with silver.
Solomon's seal, lily-of-thevalley, woodruff, celandines, lungworts, primroses, as well as a woodland bulbs including snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells, are all native woodland plants and all are lovely.
Solomon's seal, lily-of-the-valley, woodruff, celandines, lungworts, primroses, as well as a wealth of woodland bulbs including snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells, are all native woodland plants and all are lovely.
There are so many beautiful flowers out, from the pure white double wood anemones to the striking red tulips, from sky blue rosemary flowers to the large cups of magnolias and from delicate blue lungworts to dramatic red rheums.
The same goes for a thick canopy of leaves such as a linden, mixed with a few spruce trees) is no candidate for plant life except curled, shrivelled dark leaved hostas and maybe some lungworts and pots of stunted impatiens.
n Cut off any semi-evergreen leaves showing signs of powdery mildew from herbaceous perennials including lungworts and pulmonarias.
Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of perennials Cut off any semi-evergreen leaves showing signs of powdery mildew from herbaceous perennials including lungworts and pulmonarias
This unspoilt woodland is covered with lichens, liverworts and lungworts, as the expert, Ray Wood, explains.
THE pulmonarias, or lungworts, have been a welcome fixture in our gardens ever since they crept in from the wild hundreds of years ago.
PULMONARIAS or lungworts are a herbaceous perennial I adore.