NS4276 : Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)

taken 10 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)
Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)
This is an introduced rather than a native species (although there are two rare native species, Unspotted and Narrow Lungwort), and it is often found as a "garden escape". The plants were growing beside a footpath: NS4276 : Woodland path near Overtoun House.

Many plants have the specific name "officinalis", indicating a former medicinal use, the Medieval Latin word "officina" referring, at least in a later development of its meaning, to an apothecary's pharmacy. The blotching of Lungwort's leaves was thought to resemble that of diseased lungs, and it was therefore believed that the plant would be effective in treating such an illness.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4266 7637 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.2706N 4:31.2973W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4266 7637
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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