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Pulmonaria, Pulmonaria officinalis

Family of boraginaceae

This is a beautiful plant whose leaves are large with white spots, the plant has rosy flowers which become violet-blue as days go by. It is a common plant of woods and its name is due to the similarity of its leaves with lungs and to its presumed properties to cure their diseases.

The leaves and the softest tops are used to prepare salads, even if they are a bit hairy, otherwise they can be cooked in soups.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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