Hollieberry

By Alichap21

Lungwort

Lungwort, common name, Pulmonaria, gets its name from the fact that herbalists from long ago thought the leaves of the plant looked like a lung , and therefore would treat lung disorders. The supposed medicinal effects of the plant have long since been disproved, but the less that attractive name has stuck.

Can a plant with such an ugly name be a really lovely plant .... most certainly yes they can and they grow very well in my rockery.  The lungwort flower appears in early spring and frequently there are two or more colours on a single plant.

It was just lovely to sit on my garden bench with my book and a cuppa and enjoy watching the grass grow and the bees regularly visiting the Pasque Flowers.

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