Mertensia maritima
Lungwort Lung"wort`, n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; -- so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp. {Mertensia Virginica} and {Mertensia Sibirica}), plants nearly related to {Pulmonaria}. The American lungwort is {Mertensia Virginica}, Virginia cowslip. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

{Cow's lungwort} mullein.

{Sea lungwort}, {Mertensia maritima}, found on the seacoast of Northern Europe and America.

{Tree lungwort}, a lichen ({Sticta pulmonacea}) growing on trees and rocks. The thallus is lacunose, and in appearance somewhat resembles the lungs, for diseases of which it was once thought a remedy. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mertensia maritima var. maritima — ID 53354 Symbol Key MEMAM Common Name oysterleaf Family Boraginaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, MA, ME, NH Growth Habit Forb/herb Duratio …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Mertensia maritima var. asiatica — ID 53352 Symbol Key MEMAA2 Common Name oysterleaf Family Boraginaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Mertensia maritima (L.) Gray var. maritima — Symbol MEMAM Common Name oysterleaf Botanical Family Boraginaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Mertensia maritima (L.) Gray var. maritima — Symbol MEMAM Common Name oysterleaf Botanical Family Boraginaceae …   Scientific plant list

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