Pulmonaria australis   Narrow-leaved Lungwort

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Unlike our British common lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) named for the spotty nature of its leaves which in the old days were thought to resemble diseased lungs, this plant has quite narrow leaves with no spots at all. The narrow leaves explain its original systematic name: Pulmonaria angustifolia var australis. where angustifolia means narrow-leaved and australis means southern. P. australis will grow in the hills and mountains at heights of up to 7,000 feet.

Pulmonaria australis

Pulmonaria australis Narrow-leaved Lungwort

Val de Fain, Engadine, Switzerland, 6th July 2010

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Pulmonaria australis Narrow-leaved Lungwort

Val de Fain, Engadine, Switzerland, 6th July 2010

Added on 6th December 2011

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