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Scientific Name: Pulmonaria saccharata
Pronunciation: pull-muh-NAIR-ee-uh sack-uh-RAY-tuh
Common Name: lungwort
Family Name: Boraginaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, long-stalked, elliptical, bristly-pubescent, mottled with white spots or blotches, up to 30 cm long; florets nodding with 5 bluish petals that emerge pinkish, in branched terminal cymes, about 1.5 cm wide.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe, Garden origin (France, Italy)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include P. 'Lewis Palmer'.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Attenuate, Rounded
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Blue, Pink, White
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr, May

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets"

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Pest Susceptibility: Mildew, Slugs or snails, ( Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
(CGW) Community Garden West
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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