Pulmonaria officinalis L.
Plant Family: Boraginaceae
Lungwort is one of the first plants to flower in the early spring in its native habitats. Sometimes referred to as the "Herb of Mary", it was used as part of a formula to help reveal if someone was a witch or not, and also conversely it was worn as a protection against the evil eye. Lungwort grows wild throughout the Eastern United States and in its native Western Europe. It is distinguished by its spotted leaves and bright flowers that change color from rose to blue, with both colors often being found on the plant at the same time.
Dried aerial portion.
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