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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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Pulmonarias, or lungworts, are excellent garden plants and, as well as essential provisions for bees, they also give gardeners hope and anticipation of the year to come.
Pulmonarias, or lungworts, are excellent garden plants and as well as giving essential provisions for bees, they also fill gardeners with hope and anticipation of the year to come.
Pulmonarias, or lungworts, sometimes seed themselves, but there is no knowing how these seedlings will turn out.
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.
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.
For the early spring there are the obvious choices of snowdrops, crocus, narcissus and the lungworts (Pulmonaria), which are a mass of colour - pink, blue, purple, cherry red and white, and many of them with beautifully variegated leaves.
Pulmonarias, or lungworts, sometimes seed themselves but there is no knowing how these seedlings will turn out.
The trees, rocks and banks of this unspoilt woodland are covered with lichens, liverworts and lungworts.
Foliage is a must - either evergreen such as Pieris, Euonymus, laurel and hollies, or semi-evergreen such as lungworts or pulmonarias, many of which have beautifully silver-marked leaves.